Philemon 1:5; Philemon 1:10; Philemon 1:12-13; Philemon 1:21
Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
Whom I have sent again : thou therefore receive him, that is , mine own bowels:
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say .