1:1 Paul, a prisoner of the Messiah YASHUWAH, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon, our beloved fellow laborer, Philemon
1:2 and to beloved Apphia, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the Assembly in your house:
1:3 Grace to you and peace from Elohim our Father and the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah.
1:4 I thank my Elohim, always mentioning you in my prayers, Philemon
1:5 whenever I hear of your love and faith, which you have toward the Master YASHUWAH and for all the saints, Philemon
1:6 that the sharing of your faith may be most effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you from the Messiah YASHUWAH. Philemon
1:7 For we have great joy and encouragement on account of your love, because the hearts of the saints are refreshed through you, brother.
1:8 Therefore, though I might be very bold in the Messiah to command you to do that which is proper, Philemon
1:9 yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you ~ I, Paul, an old man, and now also a prisoner of YASHUWAH the Messiah ~ Philemon
1:10 I appeal to you on behalf of my son Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment, Philemon
1:11 who in the past was unprofitable to you, but now he is profitable to you and to me.
1:12 I have sent him back. Therefore receive him as my own heart. Philemon
1:13 I wanted to keep him with me, so that in your place he might serve me during my imprisonment for the gospel. Philemon
1:14 But without your consent I would do nothing, so that your goodness would not be forced, but given willingly. Philemon
1:15 Perhaps this was why he departed for a while, that you might receive him forever, Philemon
1:16 no longer 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.
1:17 If then you consider me a partner, receive him as you would me. Philemon
1:18 If he wronged you or owes you anything, charge this to my account. Philemon
1:19 I, Paul, have written this with my own hand. I will repay it ~ not to mention that you owe me even your own self. Philemon
1:20 Yes, brother, help me rejoice in YHWH, refresh my heart in YHWH. Philemon
1:21 Being convinced of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.
1:22 But, in addition, prepare also lodging for me, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be graciously restored to you.
1:23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in the Messiah YASHUWAH, greets you, Philemon
1:24 as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow laborers.
1:25 The grace of our Master YASHUWAH the Messiah be with your spirit. Amen.