, a aprisoner
of Christ Jesus, and bTimothy
the brother, to Philemon our beloved and cfellow
and to 1bArchippus
soldier and to the 2dchurch
, which is in your house:
to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
A slave reborn to be a brother
my God always, making bmention
of you in my prayers,
of your 1love
and the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and to all the saints,
the fellowship of your faith may become effective in the 1full aknowledge
good thing which is in 3you 4for
I had much ajoy
over your love, because the 2cinward
parts of the saints have been 3drefreshed
through you, ebrother
though I have much aboldness
in Christ to bcharge
you what is cfitting
of love I rather aentreat
, being such a one as Paul 1the
aged and now also a 2bprisoner
of Christ Jesus.
entreat you concerning my achild
, whom I have 1bbegotten
in my cbonds
formerly was 1useless
to you but now is 2useful
both to you and to me.
I have sent back to you — him, that is, my 1very
I intended to keep with myself that on your behalf he might minister to me in the abonds
of the gospel.
your mind I did not want to do anything, that your goodness would anot
be as of necessity, but bvoluntary
for this reason he was separated from you
for but an hour, that you might 3fully
have him forever,
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.
A brother recommended for the new man's acceptance
hold me as a 2apartner
, receive him as myself.
if he has 1wronged
you in anything or owes anything,
charge that to 2my
, Paul, have written with my aown
hand: I will 1repay
; not to say to you that you owe me even 2your
own self besides.
, may I have 1profit
from you in the Lord; 2brefresh
parts in Christ.
in your obedience, I have written to you, knowing that you will do even beyond the things that I say.
at the same time also prepare me a alodging
, for I 1hope
that through your bprayers
I will be 2graciously cgiven
, my bfellow
prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you;
As do aMark
, my efellow
of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your 2bspirit