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Philemon 1 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timotheus the brother, to Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker, 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,
2 and Apphia the beloved, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and the assembly 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 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 mention of thee in my prayers, 4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
5 hearing of thy love and faith that thou hast unto the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, 5 because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
6 that the fellowship of thy faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that [is] in you toward 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 much joy and comfort in thy love, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed through 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 in Christ much boldness to command thee that which is fit -- 8 Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,
9 because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a 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 entreat thee concerning my child -- whom I did beget in my bonds -- Onesimus, 10 I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
11 who once was to thee unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to thee, 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
12 whom I did send again, and thou him (that is, my own bowels) receive, 12 I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you.
13 whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in thy behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news, 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 and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, 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 because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly thou mayest have him, 15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good--
16 no more as a servant, but above a servant -- a brother beloved, especially 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 If, then, with me thou hast fellowship, receive him as me, 17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.
18 and if he did hurt to thee, or doth owe anything, this to me be reckoning; 18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
19 I, Paul did write with my hand, I -- I will repay; that I may not say that also thyself, besides, to me thou dost owe. 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 Yes, brother, may I have profit of 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 having been confident in thy obedience I did write to thee, having known that also above what I may say thou wilt do; 21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.
22 and at the same time also prepare for me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted 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 Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,) 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
24 Markus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lukas, my fellow-workmen! 24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with your spirit! Amen. 25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.