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Philemon

Chapter 1

1 Paul a prisoner of Iesus Christ, and our brother Timotheus, vnto Philemon our deare friende, and fellowe helper,

2 And to our deare sister Apphia, and to Archippus our fellowe souldier, and to the Church that is in thine house:

3 Grace be with you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Iesus Christ.

4 I giue thanks to my God, making mention alwaies of thee in my praiers,

5 (When I heare of thy loue & faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Iesus, and towarde all Saintes)

6 That the By fellowship of faith, he means those duties of charity which are given to the saints, and flow from a productive faith. communication of thy faith may become effectual by the That by this means all men may perceive how rich you are in Christ, that is, in faith, charity, and all bountifulness. acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the Because you did so dutifully and cheerfully refresh the saints, that they conceived inwardly a marvellous joy: for by this word {(bowels)} is meant not only the inward feeling of wants and miseries that men have of one another's state, but also that joy and comfort which enters into the very bowels, as though the heart were refreshed and comforted. bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

8 Wherefore, though I bee very bolde in Christ to commaunde thee that which is conuenient,

9 An example of a Christian exercise and commendation for another man. Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee], being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

10 I beseeche thee for my sonne Onesimus, whome I haue begotten in my bondes,

11 Which in times past was to thee vnprofitable, but nowe profitable both to thee and to me,

12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own As my own son, and as if I had begotten him from my own body. bowels:

13 Whom I woulde haue reteined with mee, that in thy steade he might haue ministred vnto me in the bondes of the Gospel.

14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of That you might not seem to have lent me your servant on constraint, but willingly. necessity, but willingly.

15 For perhaps he therefore He uses a more gentle type of speech, but in reality, he ran away. departed for For a little time. a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the Because he is your servant, as other servants are, and because he is the Lord's servant, you must love him both for the Lord's sake and for your own sake. flesh, and in the Lord?

17 If therefore thou count our thinges common, receiue him as my selfe.

18 If he hath hurt thee, or oweth thee ought, that put on mine accounts.

19 I Paul haue written this with mine owne hande: I will recompense it, albeit I doe not say to thee, that thou owest moreouer vnto me euen thine owne selfe.

20 Good brother let me obtain this benefit at your hand. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

21 Trusting in thine obedience, I wrote vnto thee, knowing that thou wilt do eue more then I say.

22 Moreouer also prepare mee lodging: for I trust through your prayers I shall be freely giuen vnto you.

23 There salute thee Epaphras my felowe prisoner in Christ Iesus,

24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my felowe helpers.

25 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with your spirit, Amen. Written from Rome to Philemon, and sent by Onesimus a seruant.

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