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Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Philemon 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home:

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:3 - Grace and peace to you[fn] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.

Paul’s Plea for Onesimus

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus,[fn] who became my son while I was in chains.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek is plural; also in verses 22 and 25; elsewhere in this letter “you” is singular.
Onesimus means useful.
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