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The Project Gutenberg Edition of the King James Bible
(Second Version, 10th Edition)
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 bonds:
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 account;
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.
Authorized King James Version of the New Testament
- Gospel According to Matthew
- Gospel According to Mark
- Gospel According to Luke
- Gospel According to John
- Acts of the Apostles
- Epistle of Paul to the Romans
- First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
- Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
- Epistle of Paul to the Galatians
- Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians
- Epistle of Paul to the Philippians
- Epistle of Paul to the Colossians
- First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
- Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
- First Epistle of Paul to Timothy
- Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy
- Epistle of Paul to Titus
- Epistle of Paul to Philemon
- Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews
- Epistle of James
- First Epistle of Peter
- Second Epistle of Peter
- First Epistle of John
- Second Epistle of John
- Third Epistle of John
- Epistle of Jude
- Revelation of Jesus Christ