Philemon 1 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timotheus the brother, to Philemon the beloved and our fellow-workman, 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,
2 and to the sister Apphia and to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the assembly which [is] in thine house. 2 to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier and to the church that meets in your home:
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I thank my God, always making mention of thee at my prayers, 4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
5 hearing of thy love and the faith which thou hast towards the Lord Jesus, and towards all the saints, 5 because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
6 in such sort that thy participation in the faith should become operative in the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in us towards Christ [Jesus]. 6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
7 For we have great thankfulness and encouragement through thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. 7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
8 Wherefore having much boldness in Christ to enjoin thee what is fitting, 8 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9 for love's sake I rather exhort, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also prisoner of Jesus Christ. 9 yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul--an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus--
10 I exhort thee for *my* child, whom I have begotten in [my] bonds, Onesimus, 10 I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
11 once unserviceable to thee, but now serviceable to thee and to me: 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
12 whom I have sent back to thee: [but do *thou* receive] him, that is, *my* bowels: 12 I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you.
13 whom *I* was desirous of keeping with myself, that for thee he might minister to me in the bonds of the glad tidings; 13 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.
14 but I have wished to do nothing without thy mind, that thy good might not be as of necessity but of willingness: 14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.
15 for perhaps for this reason he has been separated [from thee] for a time, that thou mightest possess him fully for ever; 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good--
16 not any longer as a bondman, but above a bondman, a beloved brother, specially to me, and how much rather to thee, both in [the] flesh and in [the] Lord? 16 no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.
17 If therefore thou holdest me to be a partner [with thee], receive him as me; 17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.
18 but if he have wronged thee anything or owe anything [to thee], put this to my account. 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
19 *I* Paul have written [it] with mine own hand; *I* will repay [it]: that I say not to thee that thou owest even thine own self also to me. 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.
20 Yea, brother, *I* would have profit of *thee* in [the] Lord: refresh my bowels in Christ. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
21 Being confident of thine obedience, I have written to thee, knowing that thou wilt do even more than I say. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
22 But withal prepare me also a lodging; for I hope that I shall be granted to you through your prayers. 22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
23 Epaphras salutes thee, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
24 Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow-workmen. 24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.