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Chapter 1

X Philemon

1:1 Paul, a prisoner of the Messiah YASHUWAH, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon, our beloved fellow laborer,

X 2 and to beloved Apphia, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the Assembly in your house:

X 3 Grace to you and peace from Elohim our Father and the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah.

X 4 I thank my Elohim, always mentioning you in my prayers,

X 5 whenever I hear of your love and faith, which you have toward the Master YASHUWAH and for all the saints,

X 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.

X 7 For we have great joy and encouragement on account of your love, because the hearts of the saints are refreshed through you, brother.

X 8 Therefore, though I might be very bold in the Messiah to command you to do that which is proper,

X 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 ~

X 10 I appeal to you on behalf of my son Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment,

X 11 who in the past was unprofitable to you, but now he is profitable to you and to me.

X 12 I have sent him back. Therefore receive him as my own heart.

X 13 I wanted to keep him with me, so that in your place he might serve me during my imprisonment for the gospel.

X 14 But without your consent I would do nothing, so that your goodness would not be forced, but given willingly.

X 15 Perhaps this was why he departed for a while, that you might receive him forever,

X 16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Master.

X 17 If then you consider me a partner, receive him as you would me.

X 18 If he wronged you or owes you anything, charge this to my account.

X 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.

X 20 Yes, brother, help me rejoice in Sovereign YASHUWAH, refresh my heart in Sovereign YASHUWAH.

X 21 Being convinced of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.

X 22 But, in addition, prepare also lodging for me, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be graciously restored to you.

X 23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in the Messiah YASHUWAH, greets you,

X 24 as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow laborers.

X 25 The grace of our Master YASHUWAH the Messiah be with your spirit. Amen.