UKJV(i) 1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow labourer, 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, 5 Hearing of your love (o. agape) and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 6 That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. 7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, (o. agape) because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother. 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to admonish you that which is convenient, 9 Yet for love's (o. agape) sake I rather plead to you, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10 I plead to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: 11 Which in time past was to you useless, but now profitable to you and to me: 12 Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in your position he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you should receive him for ever; 16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto you, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 17 If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 18 If he has wronged you, or owes you ought, put that on mine account; 19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: although it be I do not say to you how you owe unto me even your own self besides. 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote unto you, knowing that you will also do more than I say. 22 But likewise prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you. 23 There salute you Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; 24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow labourers. 25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (o. pneuma) Amen.