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Philemon CHAPTER 1

Paul, a prisoner of YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow laborer,
2 and to beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house;
3 Grace to you and peace from El our Father and the Master, YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach.
4 I thank my Elohim making mention of you always in my prayers,
5 hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward Master YEHOSHUA, and toward all the saints;
6 that the sharing of your faith may become effectual through the knowledge of every good thing that is in you in Messiah YEHOSHUA.
7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints are refreshed through you, brother.
8 Therefore, though I might be very bold in Messiah to charge you that which is convenient,
9 yet for love’s sake I rather entreat, being such a one as Paul, the aged, and now also a prisoner of YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach;
10 I entreat you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds,
11 who in times past was unprofitable to you, but now is profitable to you and to me.
12 Whom I have sent back to you, that you would receive him, who is, my own heart,
13 whom I would have retained with me, that in your place he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel.
14 But without your approval I would do nothing; that your benefit would not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
15 For perhaps he therefore departed from you for a season, that you would receive him forever;
16 now not as a servant, but more than a servant, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Master.
17 If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
18 And if he has wronged you, or owes you anything, put that on my account;
19 I, Paul, have written with my own hand, I will repay; although I do not say to you how you owe me; even unto your own self besides.
20 Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Master; refresh my heart in the Master.
21 Having confidence in your obedience, I wrote unto you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.
22 But also prepare lodging for me, for I trust that through your prayers I will be given unto you.
23 Greet Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Messiah YEHOSHUA;
24 Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow laborers.
25 The grace of the Master YEHOSHUA ha Mashiach be with your spirit. Amen.