Philemon 1:6-16 NAS

6 and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective athrough the 1knowledge of every good thing which is in you bfor Christ's sake.

References for Philemon 1:6

    • d 1:6 - Or "in"
    • e 1:6 - Lit "toward Christ"
      7 For I have come to have much 2joy and comfort in your love, because the chearts of the dsaints have been 3refreshed through you, brother.

      References for Philemon 1:7

        • f 1:7 - Lit "inward parts"
        • g 1:7 - Or "holy ones"
          8 Therefore, 4though I have eenough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is 5proper,

          References for Philemon 1:8

          9 yet for love's sake I rather 6appeal to you-since I am such a person as Paul, f the 7 aged, and now also8 a prisoner of 9 Christ Jesus -

          References for Philemon 1:9

          Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

          10 I 10appeal to you for my 11child g12Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my himprisonment,

          References for Philemon 1:10

            • 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 i13imprisonment for the gospel;

              References for Philemon 1:13

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

              References for Philemon 1:14

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

              References for Philemon 1:15

              16 16no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, 17a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both 18in the flesh and in the Lord.

              References for Philemon 1:16