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Philemon 1 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:1 - Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timotheus the brother, to Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and Apphia the beloved, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and the assembly in thy 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 give thanks to my God, always making mention of thee in my prayers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:5 - hearing of thy love and faith that thou hast unto the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:6 - that the fellowship of thy faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that is in you toward Christ Jesus;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - for we have much joy and comfort in thy love, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:8 - Wherefore, having in Christ much boldness to command thee that which is fit --
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:9 - because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ;

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:10 - I entreat thee concerning my child -- whom I did beget in my bonds -- Onesimus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:11 - who once was to thee unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:12 - whom I did send again, and thou him (that is, my own bowels) receive,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in thy behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:14 - and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, but of willingness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:15 - for perhaps because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly thou mayest have him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:16 - no more as a servant, but above a servant -- a brother beloved, especially to me, and how much more to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord!
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:17 - If, then, with me thou hast fellowship, receive him as me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - and if he did hurt to thee, or doth owe anything, this to me be reckoning;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:19 - I, Paul did write with my hand, I -- I will repay; that I may not say that also thyself, besides, to me thou dost owe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes, brother, may I have profit of thee in the Lord; refresh my bowels in the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 - having been confident in thy obedience I did write to thee, having known that also above what I may say thou wilt do;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:22 - and at the same time also prepare for me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:23 - Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,)
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:24 - Markus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lukas, my fellow-workmen!
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:25 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with your spirit! Amen.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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