Philemon 1:1 Modest small Paul, a captive of Christ Jesus, a prisoner of
the annointed Yeshu'a, a jailbird in Jesus' jail, and Timothy(honorer of God), our brother, to Philemon(kindly, affectionate
a rare name). You are our beloved, our fellow worker. 2. To Aphia, our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier and to the
church in your house. calls out these as Philemon's family members Archippus, appointed pastor (by Paul?) believed to be Philemon's
son 3. Paul wishes them grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4. Philemon the beneficiary of Paul's
constant thanks and prayers. 5. This because of reports Paul heard of Philemon abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ's gift of
His love system in common with all sthe sanctified and reports of Philemon's belief in Bible Teaching. 6. I pray the partnership
and partaking of belief in Bible teaching may be constantly fully empowered at gate 2 through the deep seated knowledge of
every good thing which is in you because of Jesus work for you on the cross. For I have developed ease and joy and rest in
your abiding in Christ's love. Your love at gate 10 has refreshed the hearts and souls of the sanctified.
8. This is why, even though my apostolic authority in Christ is sufficient
to order your compliance in doing the right thing, 9. yet in consideration that you, like me, abide in Christ's love, instead
I beg you-since I am such a person as Paul, small humble, meek and mild Paul, the aged, and now if hat is not enough the prisoner
of Christ Jesus-10. I beg you on bended knee for my child whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, your runaway slave who
stole from you, Onesimus (useful, profitable) 11. who formerly was usless to you and to me. 12. Even though I have sent him
back to you in person, that person is my very heart and soul, still i really wished to keep him with me that you yourself
would minister to me through your property in my imprisonment for the great Bible teaching news I am presiding over. 14. but
not without your consent, my hands were tied, I could not take advantage of you compelling you to leave Onesimus with me,
i believe you good enough to leave him with me but it had to be of your own free will. 15. Is this why he left you for awhile?
So that you might receive him back forever, 16 no longer your slave but more useful yet, as a beloved brother esp. to me,
but how much more even to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
17. If then you regard me, Paul, as your fellow worker partner and co-laborer,
then accept Onesimus(useful), as you would accept me. 18. But, if he has wronged you in any way or owes you any amount, charge
that to my account, 19. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand (makes it an IOU), I will repay it. If that is not enough,
I should mention that you owe me your very soul, your very own self, as well. 20. Say yes to the Holy Spirit moving your heart.
Brother in Christ and in ministry Philemon. Permit me to benefit from you in the lord. Revive my heart and soul in Christ
21. I am confident in your humility to obey the lord's apostle, I am writing to you because I know you will superabound in
doing even more than what I say. 22. Paul throws a little enforcement into the mix threatening an apostolic visit and bringing
to mind ananias and saphira. Pastor Epaphras, bishop of Colossae, Hierapolis and Laodicea(Galatia), is also with Paul. The
entire missionary group now apostles are with Paul too So Philemon, if he wants too maintain status in Christian circle should
obey Paul. Paul closes, again hoping Philemon will deserve the grace Paul again wishes on Philemon's spirit from the Lord
Effect: Slavery in Christendom stopped gradually, and throughout the world
pressure on slavery abolishes slavery.