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Philemon 1
New Living Translation

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker,G3972G1198G2424G5547G2532G5095G80G5371G2257G27G2532G4904 2and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your house.G2532G27G682G2532G751G2257G4961G2532G1577G2596G4675G3624 3May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.G5485G5213G2532G1515G575G2316G2257G3962G2532G2962G2424G5547

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

4I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon,G2168G3450G2316G4160G3417G4675G3842G1909G3450G4335 5because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people.G191G4675G26G2532G4102G3739G2192G4314G2962G2424G2532G1519G3956G40 6And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.G3704G2842G4675G4102G1096G1756G1722G1922G3956G18G3588G1722G5213G1519G5547G2424 7Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God's people.G1063G2192G4183G5485G2532G3874G1909G4675G26G3754G4698G40G373G1223G4675G80

Paul’s Appeal for Onesimus

8That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do.G1352G2192G4183G3954G1722G5547G2004G4671G433 9But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me—Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.G1223G26G3870G3123G3870G5607G5108G5613G3972G4246G1161G3570G2532G1198G2424G5547 10I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison.G3870G4571G4012G1699G5043G3682G3739G1080G1722G3450G1199 11Onesimus hasn't been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us.G3588G4218G890G4671G890G1161G3570G2173G4671G2532G1698 12I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.G3739G375G4771G1161G4355G846G5123G1699G4698 13I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf.G3739G1473G1014G2722G4314G1683G2443G4675G5228G1247G3427G1722G1199G2098 14But I didn't want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced.G1161G5565G4674G1106G2309G4160G3762G3363G4675G18G5600G3363G5600G5613G2596G318G235G1595G2596 15It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever.G1063G1223G5029G5563G5124G5563G4314G5610G2443G568G846G166 16He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.G3765G5613G1401G235G5228G1401G80G27G3122G1698G1161G4214G3123G4671G2532G1722G4561G2532G1722G2962 17So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.G1487G2192G1691G3767G2844G4355G846G5613G1691 18If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me.G1161G1487G91G4571G2228G3784G5100G1677G5124G1677G1698 19I, PAUL, WRITE THIS WITH MY OWN HAND: I WILL REPAY IT. AND I WON'T MENTION THAT YOU OWE ME YOUR VERY SOUL!G1473G3972G1125G1699G5495G1473G661G3363G3004G3363G3004G4671G3754G4359G3427G2532G4572G4359 20Yes, my brother, please do me this favor for the Lord's sake. Give me this encouragement in Christ.G3483G80G3685G1473G3685G4675G1722G2962G373G3450G4698G1722G2962 21I am confident as I write this letter that you will do what I ask and even more!G3982G4675G5218G1125G4671G1492G3754G4160G2532G4160G3739G5228G3004 22One more thing—please prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that God will answer your prayers and let me return to you soon.G1161G260G2090G3427G2532G3578G1063G1679G3754G1223G5216G4335G5483G5213

Paul’s Final Greetings

23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings.G782G4571G1889G3450G4869G1722G5547G2424 24So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my co-workers.G3138G708G1214G3065G3450G4904 25May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.G5485G2257G2962G2424G5547G3326G5216G4151G281


New Living Translation (NLT). Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. More details.

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