King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
||Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timotheus the brother, to Philemon our beloved and fellow-worker,
||And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
||and Apphia the beloved, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and the assembly in thy house:
||Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
||Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!
||I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
||I give thanks to my God, always making mention of thee in my prayers,
||Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
||hearing of thy love and faith that thou hast unto the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
||That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
||that the fellowship of thy faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that `is' in you toward Christ Jesus;
||For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
||for we have much joy and comfort in thy love, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed through thee, brother.
||Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
||Wherefore, having in Christ much boldness to command thee that which is fit --
||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.
||because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ;
||I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
||I entreat thee concerning my child -- whom I did beget in my bonds -- Onesimus,
||Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
||who once was to thee unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to thee,
||Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
||whom I did send again, and thou him (that is, my own bowels) receive,
||Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
||whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in thy behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news,
||But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
||and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, but of willingness,
||For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
||for perhaps because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly thou mayest have him,
||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?
||no more as a servant, but above a servant -- a brother beloved, especially to me, and how much more to thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord!
||If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
||If, then, with me thou hast fellowship, receive him as me,
||If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;
||and if he did hurt to thee, or doth owe anything, this to me be reckoning;
||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.
||I, Paul did write with my hand, I -- I will repay; that I may not say that also thyself, besides, to me thou dost owe.
||Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
||Yes, brother, may I have profit of thee in the Lord; refresh my bowels in the Lord;
||Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
||having been confident in thy obedience I did write to thee, having known that also above what I may say thou wilt do;
||But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
||and at the same time also prepare for me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted to you.
||There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
||Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,)
||Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
||Markus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lukas, my fellow-workmen!
||The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
||The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ `is' with your spirit! Amen.