1 Paul a prisoner of Iesus Christ, and our brother Timotheus, vnto Philemon our deare friende, and fellowe helper,
2 And to our deare sister Apphia, and to Archippus our fellowe souldier, and to the Church that is in thine house:
5 (When I heare of thy loue and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Iesus, and towarde all Saintes)
6 That the fellowship of thy faith may bee made effectuall, and that whatsoeuer good thing is in you through Christ Iesus, may be knowen.
7 For we haue great ioy and consolation in thy loue, because by thee, brother, the Saintes bowels are comforted.
9 Yet for loues sake I rather beseeche thee, though I be as I am, euen Paul aged, and euen nowe a prisoner for Iesus Christ.
13 Whom I woulde haue reteined with mee, that in thy steade he might haue ministred vnto me in the bondes of the Gospel.
14 But without thy minde woulde I doe nothing, that thy benefite should not be as it were of necessitie, but willingly.
16 Not now as a seruant, but aboue a seruant, euen as a brother beloued, specially to me: howe much more then vnto thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord?
19 I Paul haue written this with mine owne hande: I will recompense it, albeit I doe not say to thee, that thou owest moreouer vnto me euen thine owne selfe.
22 Moreouer also prepare mee lodging: for I trust through your prayers I shall be freely giuen vnto you.
25 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with your spirit, Amen. <¶ Written from Rome to Philemon, and send by Onesimus a seruant.>