|Overview - Philemon 1|
|1||Paul rejoices to hear of the faith and love of Philemon, whom he desires to forgive his servant Onesimus, and lovingly to receive him again.|
Philemon 1:25 (King James Version)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
- Romans 16:20 Romans 16:24
- your spirit
- 2 Timothy 4:22 Philemon appears to have been a person of some consideration atColosse, and in the church at that place, (ver
- 1, ; 2. Colossians 4:9 , 17) who had been converted by the ministry of St
- Paul, (ver. 19,) probably during his abode at Ephesus, (Ac 19:10.) Onesimus,a slave of Philemon, having, as it is generally thought, beenguilty of some dishonesty, fled from his master, and came toRome, where the apostle was at that time under confinement thefirst time, as appears by his expectation of being shortlyreleased, (ver
- 22,) about A.D. 62. Having by some means attended the preaching of the apostle, "in his own hired house,"(Ac 28:16, 23) it pleased God to bless it to his conversion.After he had given satisfactory evidence of a real change, andmanifested an excellent and amiable disposition, which greatlyendeared him to St. Paul, he was sent back to his master by theapostle, who wrote this epistle to reconcile Philemon to hisonce unfaithful servant.