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Philemon 1 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, the bound of Christ Jesus [the bound of Jesus Christ], and Timothy, brother, to Philemon, beloved, and our helper [and our even-worker], 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,
2 and to Apphia, most dear sister, and to Archippus, our even-knight, and to the church that 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 be to you [grace to you], and peace of God our Father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I do thankings to my God, evermore making mind of thee in my prayers, 4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
5 hearing thy charity and faith, that thou hast in the Lord Jesus, and to all holy men, 5 because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
6 that the communing of thy faith be made open, in knowing of all good thing in 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 And I had great joy and comfort in thy charity, for the entrails of holy men rested by thee, brother. [Forsooth I had great joy and comfort in thy charity, for the entrails of holy men rested, or were 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 For which thing I having much trust in Christ Jesus, to command to thee that that pertaineth to profit; 8 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9 but I beseech more for charity, since thou art such as the old Paul, and now the bound of Jesus Christ. [+more for charity I beseech thee, since thou art such as Paul the old, now forsooth and the bound 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 beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I in bonds begat, 10 I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
11 which sometime was unprofitable to thee [which sometime was to thee unprofitable], but now profitable, both 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 sent again to thee. And receive thou him as mine entrails; 12 I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you.
13 whom I would withhold with me, that he should serve for thee to me in bonds of the gospel; 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 without thy counsel I would not do any thing, that thy good should not be as of need, but willful. 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 peradventure therefore he departed from thee for a time, that thou shouldest receive him without end [that thou shouldest receive him into without end]; 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good--
16 now not as a servant, but for a servant [but more than a servant] a most dear brother, most to me; and how much more 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 Therefore if thou hast me a fellow, receive him as me; 17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.
18 for if he hath any thing harmed thee, either oweth, areckon thou this thing to me. [forsooth if he hath any thing harmed thee, or oweth, reckon thou this thing to me.] 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
19 I Paul wrote with mine hand, I shall yield; that I say not to thee, that also thou owest to me thyself. 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 So, brother, I shall use thee in the Lord; fill thou mine entrails in Christ [full-fill mine entrails in Christ]. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
21 I trusting of thine obedience wrote to thee, witting that thou shalt do over that that I say. 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
22 Also make thou ready to me an house to dwell in; for I hope that by your prayers I shall be given to you. 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, prisoner with me in Christ Jesus [mine even-captive in Christ Jesus], greeteth thee well, 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
24 and Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, mine helpers. 24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.