The Book of Philemon of the Christian Holy Bible

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our  brother, unto  Philemon our dearly beloved, and  fellow labourer, 

Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and  Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house.

Philemon 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the  Lord Jesus Christ.  

Philemon 1:4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in  my prayers, 

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou  hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 

Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual  by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you  in Christ Jesus. 

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed  by thee, brother. 

Philemon 1:8 Wherefore, though I might be much  bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 

Philemon 1:9  Yet for love’s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an  one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus  Christ. 

Philemon 1:10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I  have begotten in my bonds: 

Philemon 1:11 Which in time past was  to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:  

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Philemon 1:12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him,  that is, mine own bowels: 

Philemon 1:13 Whom I would have  retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered  unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 

Philemon 1:14 But without thy  mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it  were of necessity, but willingly.

Philemon 1:15 For perhaps he  therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive  him for ever; 

Philemon 1:16 Not now as a servant, but above a  servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much  more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 

Philemon 1:17 If  thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.  

Philemon 1:18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put  that on mine account; 

Philemon 1:19 I Paul have written it with  mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee  how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.  

Philemon 1:20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord:  refresh my bowels in the Lord.  

Philemon 1:21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto  thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

Philemon 1:22  But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through  your prayers I shall be given unto you.  

Philemon 1:23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in  Christ Jesus; 

Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas,  my fellow labourers.  

Philemon 1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your  spirit. Amen.   



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