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Philemon 1 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, a brother: to Philemon, our beloved and fellow labourer, 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,
2 And to Appia, our dearest sister, and to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the church which is in thy 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 from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 I give thanks to my God, always making a remembrance of thee in my prayers. 4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
5 Hearing of thy charity and faith, which thou hast in 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 That the communication of thy faith may be made evident in the acknowledgment of every good work that is in you 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 For I have had great joy and consolation in thy charity, because the bowels of the saints have been 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, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose: 8 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9 For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also 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, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus, 10 I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
11 Who hath been heretofore unprofitable to thee but now is profitable both to me and thee: 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. And do thou receive him as my own bowels. 12 I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you.
13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bands 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 do nothing: that thy good deed might not be as it were of necessity, but voluntary. 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 he therefore departed for a season from thee that thou mightest receive him again 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 now as a servant, but instead of a servant, a most dear brother, especially to me. But 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 If therefore thou count me a partner, receive him as myself. 17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.
18 And if he hath wronged thee in any thing or is in thy debt, put that 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 my own hand: I will repay it: not to say to thee that thou owest me thy own self also. 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. May I enjoy thee in the Lord! Refresh my bowels in the Lord. 20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
21 Trusting in thy obedience, I have written to thee: knowing that thou wilt also do 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 through your prayers I shall be given unto 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 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus: 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
24 Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow labourers. 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.