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The King James Bible

Book 57    Philemon
001:001 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother,
        unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
001:002 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier,
        and to the church in thy house:
001:003 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord
        Jesus Christ.
001:004 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
001:005 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord
        Jesus, and toward all saints;
001:006 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by
        the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in
        Christ Jesus.
001:007 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the
        bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
001:008 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin
        thee that which is convenient,
001:009 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.
001:010 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my
001:011 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now
        profitable to thee and to me:
001:012 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is,
        mine own bowels:
001:013 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might
        have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
001:014 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit
        should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
001:015 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou
        shouldest receive him for ever;
001:016 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved,
        specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the
        flesh, and in the Lord?
001:017 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
001:018 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine
001:019 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it:
        albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine
        own self besides.
001:020 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my
        bowels in the Lord.
001:021 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing
        that thou wilt also do more than I say.
001:022 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through
        your prayers I shall be given unto you.
001:023 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
001:024 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
001:025 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.



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