Thematic Bible

Philemon 1:1 (show verse)

Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our dear helper in the faith,

Philemon 1:2 (show verse)

And to Apphia, our sister, and to Archippus, our brother in God's army, and to the church in your house:

Philemon 1:3 (show verse)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Philemon 1:4 (show verse)

I give praise to God at all times and make prayer for you,

Philemon 1:5 (show verse)

Hearing of the love and the faith which you have to the Lord Jesus and to all the saints;

Philemon 1:6 (show verse)

That the faith which you have in common with them may be working with power, in the knowledge of every good thing in you, for Christ.
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Philemon 1:7 (show verse)

For I had great joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been made strong again through you, brother.

Philemon 1:8 (show verse)

And so, though I might, in the name of Christ, give you orders to do what is right,
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Philemon 1:9 (show verse)

Still, because of love, in place of an order, I make a request to you, I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner of Christ Jesus:

Philemon 1:10 (show verse)

My request is for my child Onesimus, the child of my chains,

Philemon 1:11 (show verse)

Who in the past was of no profit to you, but now is of profit to you and to me:

Philemon 1:12 (show verse)

Whom I have sent back to you, him who is my very heart:

Philemon 1:13 (show verse)

Though my desire was to keep him with me, to be my servant in the chains of the good news, in your place:

Philemon 1:14 (show verse)

But without your approval I would do nothing; so that your good works might not be forced, but done freely from your heart.

Philemon 1:15 (show verse)

For it is possible that for this reason he was parted from you for a time, so that you might have him for ever;

Philemon 1:16 (show verse)

No longer as a servant, but more than a servant, a brother, very dear to me specially, but much more to you, in the flesh as well as in the Lord.

Philemon 1:17 (show verse)

If then you take me to be your friend and brother, take him in as myself.

Philemon 1:18 (show verse)

If he has done you any wrong or is in debt to you for anything, put it to my account.

Philemon 1:19 (show verse)

I, Paul, writing this myself, say, I will make payment to you: and I do not say to you that you are in debt to me even for your life.

Philemon 1:20 (show verse)

So brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: give new life to my heart in Christ.

Philemon 1:21 (show verse)

Being certain that you will do my desire, I am writing to you, in the knowledge that you will do even more than I say.

Philemon 1:22 (show verse)

And make a room ready for me; for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be given to you.

Philemon 1:23 (show verse)

Epaphras, my brother-prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his love;

Philemon 1:24 (show verse)

And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my brother-workers.

Philemon 1:25 (show verse)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. So be it.