Philemon 1:1-3; Philemon 1:5; Philemon 1:7; Philemon 1:9; Philemon 1:11; Philemon 1:16; Philemon 1:19; Philemon 1:21-22
Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
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.
Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
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?
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 .
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say .
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.