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King James Bible
Greetings from Paul and Timothy
(1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2)
1Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy [our] brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and
fellowlabourer, 2And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in
thy house: 3Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philemon's Faith and Love
4I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 5Hearing of thy love and faith,
which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 6That the communication of thy faith
may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
7For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed
by thee, brother.
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
8Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 9Yet for
love's sake I rather beseech [thee], being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of
10I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: 11Which in time past
was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: 12Whom I have sent again: thou
therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 13Whom I would have retained with me, that in
thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 14But without thy mind
would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 15For
perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 16Not now
as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto
thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
17If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 18If he hath wronged thee, or oweth
[thee] ought, put that on mine account; 19I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay
[it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 20Yea,
brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
21Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I
22But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto
23There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus; 24Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas,
Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
25The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen.
Matthew 11:28,29,30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”.