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Philemon 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Phile'mon our beloved fellow worker
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and Ap'phia our sister and Archip'pus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:3 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon's Love and Faith

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:4 - I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - and I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you--I, Paul, an ambassador and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus--

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I appeal to you for my child, Ones'imus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - (Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.)
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - Perhaps this is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back for ever,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul, write this with my own hand, I will repay it--to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes, brother, I want 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 say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be granted to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Ep'aphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - and so do Mark, Aristar'chus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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