1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker,
1:5 hearing of thy love, and of the faith which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints;
1:6 that the fellowship of thy faith may become effectual, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in you, unto Christ.
1:7 For I had much joy and comfort in thy love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.
1:9 yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus:
1:13 whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
1:14 but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.
1:15 For perhaps he was therefore parted `from thee' for a season, that thou shouldest have him for ever;
1:16 no longer as a servant, but more than a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much rather to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
1:19 I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee that thou owest to me even thine own self besides.
1:21 Having confidence in thine obedience I write unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do even beyond what I say.
1:22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted unto you.