Philemon 1:1 Sha’ul, a prisoner of Messiah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, and Timothy the brother, to Philemon our beloved one and fellow worker,
Philemon 1:2 and Apphia our sister, and Archippos our fellow soldier, and the assembly at your house:
Philemon 1:3 Favor to you and peace from Alahiym our Father and the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah.
Philemon 1:4 I always thank my Alahiym when I mention you in my prayers,
Philemon 1:5 hearing of your love and the belief which you have toward the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 and toward all the set-apart ones,
Philemon 1:6 so that the sharing of your belief might become working in the knowledge of all the good which is in you toward Messiah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Philemon 1:7 For we have much joy and encouragement in your love, because the tender affections of the set-apart ones have been refreshed by you, brother.
Philemon 1:8 Therefore, although I have much boldness in Messiah to command you what is fitting,
Philemon 1:9 because of love, I rather appeal – being such a one as Sha’ul, the aged, and now also a prisoner of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah –
Philemon 1:10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimon, whom I brought forth while in my chains,
Philemon 1:11 who formerly was of no use to you, but now is of good use to you and to me,
Philemon 1:12 whom I sent back to you, and receive him, that is, my own tender affections,
Philemon 1:13 whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Good News.
Philemon 1:14 But without your opinion I wished to do none at all, so that your good deed should not be by way of necessity, but voluntary.
Philemon 1:15 For he parted from you for a while, possibly because of this, so that you might have him back forever,
Philemon 1:16 no longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother, especially to me, and how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Master.
Philemon 1:17 So, if you regard me as your partner, receive him as you would me.
Philemon 1:18 But if he has wronged you or owes you whatever, put that on my account.
Philemon 1:19 I, Sha’ul, wrote with my own hand. I shall repay – not to mention to you that you indeed owe yourself to me also.
Philemon 1:20 Yes, brother, let me derive pleasure from you in the Master, refresh my tender affections in the Master.
Philemon 1:21 Trusting in your obedience, I wrote to you, knowing that you shall do even more than I say.
Philemon 1:22 And at the same time also prepare a place for me to stay, for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.
Philemon 1:23 Epaphras, fellow prisoner of me in Messiah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, greets you,
Philemon 1:24 and Mark, Aristarchos, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.
Philemon 1:25 The favor of our Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah be with your spirit. Aman.