Philemon 1:16-25 NIV

16 no longer as a slave,1 but better than a slave, as a dear brother.2 He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

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17 So if you consider me a partner,3 welcome him as you would welcome me.

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18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.4

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19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand.5 I will pay it back--not to mention that you owe me your very self.

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20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh6 my heart in Christ.

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21 Confident7 of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.

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22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be8 restored to you in answer to your prayers.9

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23 Epaphras,10 my fellow prisoner11 in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.

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24 And so do Mark,12 Aristarchus,13 Demas14 and Luke, my fellow workers.15

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25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.16

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