The Epistle of Paul to Philemon
|pauloV desmioV cristou ihsou kai timoqeoV o adelfoVfilhmoni tw agaphtw kai sunergw hmwn|
1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy [our] brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
|kai apfia th agaphth kai arcippw tw sustratiwth hmwnkai th kat oikon sou ekklhsia|
1:2 And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
|cariV umin kai eirhnh apo qeou patroV hmwn kai kuriouihsou cristou|
1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
|eucaristw tw qew mou pantote mneian sou poioumenoV epitwn proseucwn mou|
1:4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
|akouwn sou thn agaphn kai thn pistin hn eceiV proV tonkurion ihsoun kai eiV pantaV touV agiouV|
1:5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
|opwV h koinwnia thV pistewV sou energhV genhtai enepignwsei pantoV agaqou tou en umin eiV criston ihsoun|
1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
|carin gar ecomen pollhn kai paraklhsin epi th agaph souoti ta splagcna twn agiwn anapepautai dia sou adelfe|
1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
|dio pollhn en cristw parrhsian ecwn epitassein soi toanhkon|
1:8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
|dia thn agaphn mallon parakalw toioutoV wn wV pauloVpresbuthV nuni de kai desmioV ihsou cristou |
1:9 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.
|parakalw se peri tou emou teknou on egennhsa en toiVdesmoiV mou onhsimon|
1:10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
|ton pote soi acrhston nuni de soi kai emoi eucrhston|
1:11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
|on anepemya su de auton toutestin ta ema splagcnaproslabou|
1:12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
|on egw eboulomhn proV emauton katecein ina uper soudiakonh moi en toiV desmoiV tou euaggeliou|
1:13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
|cwriV de thV shs* gnwmhV ouden hqelhsa poihsai ina mh wVkata anagkhn to agaqon sou h alla kata ekousion|
1:14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
|taca gar dia touto ecwrisqh proV wran ina aiwnion autonapechV|
1:15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
|ouketi wV doulon all uper doulon adelfon agaphtonmalista emoi posw de mallon soi kai en sarki kai en kuriw|
1:16 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?
|ei oun eme eceiV koinwnon proslabou auton wV eme|
1:17 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
|ei de ti hdikhsen se h ofeilei touto emoi ellogei|
1:18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;
|egw pauloV egraya th emh ceiri egw apotisw ina mh legwsoi oti kai seauton moi prosofeileiV|
1:19 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.
|nai adelfe egw sou onaimhn en kuriw anapauson mou tasplagcna en kuriw|
1:20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
|pepoiqwV th upakoh sou egraya soi eidwV oti kai uper olegw poihseiV|
1:21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
|ama de kai etoimaze moi xenian elpizw gar oti dia twnproseucwn umwn carisqhsomai umin|
1:22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
|aspazontai se epafraV o sunaicmalwtoV mou en cristwihsou|
1:23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
|markoV aristarcoV dhmaV loukaV oi sunergoi mou|
1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
|h cariV tou kuriou hmwn ihsou cristou meta tou pneumatoVumwn amhn proV filhmona egrafh apo rwmhV dia onhsimouoiketou|
1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen.
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