1:12 Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
1:13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
1:14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
1:15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you shouldest receive him for ever;
1:16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto you, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
1:17 If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
1:18 If he has wronged you, or oweth you ought, put that on mine account;
1:19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to you how you owest unto me even your own self besides.
1:20 Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
1:21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote unto you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.
1:22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
1:23 There salute you Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlaborers.
1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. <Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.>