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I. Introduction 1:1-3
Philem. 1 :1 1:1 Paul, a aprisoner of Christ Jesus, and bTimothy the brother, to Philemon our beloved and cfellow worker
Philem. 1 :2 1:2 And to 1Apphia the asister and to 1bArchippus our cfellow soldier and to the 2dchurch, which is in your house:
Philem. 1 :3 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
II. A slave reborn to be a brother vv. 4-16
Philem. 1 :4 1:4 I athank my God always, making bmention of you in my prayers,
Philem. 1 :5 1:5 Hearing of your 1love and the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and to all the saints,
Philem. 1 :6 1:6 That the fellowship of your faith may become effective in the 1full aknowledge of 2every good thing which is in 3you 4for Christ.
Philem. 1 :7 1:7 1For I had much ajoy and bencouragement over your love, because the 2cinward parts of the saints have been 3drefreshed through you, ebrother.
Philem. 1 :8 1:8 Therefore though I have much aboldness in Christ to bcharge you what is cfitting,
Philem. 1 :9 1:9 Because of love I rather aentreat, being such a one as Paul 1the aged and now also a 2bprisoner of Christ Jesus.
Philem. 1 :10 1:10 I entreat you concerning my achild, whom I have 1bbegotten in my cbonds, 2dOnesimus,
Philem. 1 :11 1:11 Who formerly was 1useless to you but now is 2useful both to you and to me.
Philem. 1 :12 1:12 Him I have sent back to you — him, that is, my 1very heart —
Philem. 1 :13 1:13 Whom I intended to keep with myself that on your behalf he might minister to me in the abonds of the gospel.
Philem. 1 :14 1:14 But 1without your mind I did not want to do anything, that your goodness would anot be as of necessity, but bvoluntary.
Philem. 1 :15 1:15 1For 2perhaps for this reason he was separated from you for but an hour, that you might 3fully have him forever,
Philem. 1 :16 1:16 1No longer as a aslave, but 2above a slave, a 3beloved bbrother, especially to me, but how much more to you, 4both cin the flesh and in the Lord.
III. A brother recommended for the new man's acceptance vv. 17-22
Philem. 1 :17 1:17 If then 1you hold me as a 2apartner, receive him as myself.
Philem. 1 :18 1:18 And if he has 1wronged you in anything or owes anything, charge that to 2my account.
Philem. 1 :19 1:19 I, Paul, have written with my aown hand: I will 1repay; not to say to you that you owe me even 2your own self besides.
Philem. 1 :20 1:20 Yes, abrother, may I have 1profit from you in the Lord; 2brefresh my 3inward parts in Christ.
Philem. 1 :21 1:21 Having aconfidence in your obedience, I have written to you, knowing that you will do even beyond the things that I say.
Philem. 1 :22 1:22 And at the same time also prepare me a alodging, for I 1hope that through your bprayers I will be 2graciously cgiven to you.
IV. Conclusion vv. 23-25
Philem. 1 :23 1:23 1aEpaphras, my bfellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you;
Philem. 1 :24 1:24 As do aMark, bAristarchus, cDemas, dLuke, my efellow workers.
Philem. 1 :25 1:25 The 1agrace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your 2bspirit.
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