Bible VersionsNIVPhilemon 1:1; Philemon 1:13
Philemon 1:1; Philemon 1:13 (New International Version)
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,
I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.
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