To Philemon our beloved brother and efellow worker,
3 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4 aI thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers,
14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would anot be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
15 For perhaps ahe was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever,
17 If then you regard me a apartner, accept him as you would me.
20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; arefresh my heart in Christ.
21 aHaving confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.
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