Philemon 1:10-25 NAS

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

10 I 1appeal to you for my 2child a3Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bimprisonment,

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    • j 1:10 - I.e. useful
    • k 1:10 - Lit "bonds"
      11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me.
      12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart,
      13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my c4imprisonment for the gospel;

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      14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would 5not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.

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      15 For perhaps 6he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever,

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      16 7no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, 8a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both 9in the flesh and in the Lord.

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      17 If then you regard me a 10partner, accept him as you would me.

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      18 But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;
      19 11I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (12not to dmention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well ).

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      20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; 13refresh my heart in Christ.

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      21 14Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.

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      22 At the same time also prepare me a 15lodging, for 16I hope that through 17your prayers 18I will be given to you.

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      23 19Epaphras, my 20fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

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      25 26The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be 27with your spirit.e

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        • n 1:25 - One early ms adds "Amen"