Philemon 1

Paul, a prisoner (for the sake) of A1YHWH haMashiach, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,

2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the assembly in your house;

3 Grace to you, and peace, from יהוה (YHWH) our Father and our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach.

4 I thank my God (Elohim), making mention of you always in my prayers,

5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward our Lord (Adonai) YHWH, and toward all holy ones;

6 That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH.

7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the holy ones are refreshed by you, brother.

8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Messiah (Mashiach) to direct you that which is convenient,

9 Yet for love’s sake I rather beseech you, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner (for the sake) of YHWH haMashiach.

10 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds;

11 Which in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me;

12 Whom I have sent again; you therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels;

13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel (good news);

14 But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it was of necessity, but willingly.

15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you shouldest receive him forever;

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 (YHWH)?

17 If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

18 If he hath wronged you, or oweth you ought, put that on mine account;

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.

20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord (YHWH); refresh my bowels in Messiah (Mashiach).

21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote unto you, knowing that you wilt also do more than I say.

22 But withal prepare me also a lodging; for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

23 There salute you Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH;

24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

25 The grace of our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach be with your spirit. So be it (Amen).