New American Standard Bible



Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy [a]our brother,

To Philemon our beloved brother and fellow worker, and to Apphia [b]our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philemon’s Love and Faith

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the [c]saints; and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective [d]through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you [e]for Christ’s sake. For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the [f]hearts of the [g]saints have been refreshed through you, brother.

Therefore, though I have [h]enough confidence in Christ to order you to do what is proper, yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you—since I am such a person as Paul, [i]the aged, and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—

Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man

10 I appeal to you for my child [j]Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [k]imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [l]imprisonment for the gospel; 14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will. 15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

17 If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me. 18 But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account; 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to [m]mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well). 20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

21 Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.

22 At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you.

23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, 24 as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.

25 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.[n]

Notas al pie

  1. Philemon 1:1 Lit the
  2. Philemon 1:2 Lit the
  3. Philemon 1:5 Or holy ones
  4. Philemon 1:6 Or in
  5. Philemon 1:6 Lit toward Christ
  6. Philemon 1:7 Lit inward parts
  7. Philemon 1:7 Or holy ones
  8. Philemon 1:8 Lit much
  9. Philemon 1:9 Or an ambassador
  10. Philemon 1:10 I.e. useful
  11. Philemon 1:10 Lit bonds
  12. Philemon 1:13 Lit bonds
  13. Philemon 1:19 Lit say
  14. Philemon 1:25 One early ms adds Amen

Nkwa Asem



Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo a esiane Kristo Yesu nti, ɔyɛ odeduani no ne yɛn nuabarima Timoteo nkyɛn. Yɛde kɔma yɛn adamfo ne yɛn yɔnko Filemon ne asafo a wohyia wɔ wo fi no ne yɛn nuabea Apia ne yɛn yɔnko sraani Arkipo no.

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Onua Filemon, bere biara a mebɔ mpae no, mebɔ bi ma wo na meda me Nyankopɔn nso ase. Mete dɔ a wodɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo ne gyidi a wowɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu no. Me mpaebɔ ne sɛ, baako a yɛne wo ayɛ sɛ gyidifo no bɛma yɛn ntease a emu dɔ wɔ nhyira biara a yenya fi Kristo mu no mu. Onua pa, wo dɔ no ama me anigye na ahyɛ me nkuran nso. Woakanyan Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo.

Eyi nti, mitumi de akokoduru kasa kyerɛ wo sɛ wo nua wɔ Kristo mu, hyɛ wo ma woyɛ nea ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ. Ɔdɔ so na menam de saa asɛm yi to w’anim. Ɛwom sɛ me Paulo a meyɛ Kristo Yesu nanmusini na mprempren, ne nti meyɛ odeduani no, na meyɛ nea mereyɛ yi. 10 Enti migyina Onesimo a ɔyɛ me ba wɔ Kristo mu ananmu bisa, efisɛ, bere a meda afiase no, na ɔyɛ me ba honhom mu. 11 Bere bi a atwam no na ne ho nni mfaso ma wo nanso mprempren de, ne ho wɔ mfaso ma me ne wo. 12 Merema no asan n’akyi aba wo nkyɛn mprempren ara. Me koma ka ba a ɔreba no ho.

13 Esiane Asɛmpa no nti, mepɛ sɛ ɔtena me nkyɛn bere a meda afiase yi sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a obesi w’ananmu aboa me. 14 Nanso mempɛ sɛ mehyɛ wo sɛ boa me. Mmom, mepɛ sɛ wo ara wufi wo pɛ mu boa me. Ɛno nti, merenyɛ biribiara gye sɛ wopene so.

15 Ebia na Onesimo twee ne ho kakra na akyiri yi wabedi nna wo nkyɛn. 16 Mprempren ɔnyɛ ɔsomfo kɛkɛ efisɛ, ɔkyɛn ɔsomfo. Ɔyɛ onua pa wɔ Kristo mu. Ɔsom bo ma me. Saa ara nso na ɔbɛsom bo ama wo sɛ ɔsomfo ne onua wɔ Awurade mu.

17 Enti sɛ wudwen me ho sɛ wo fafafo a, saa ara nso na gye no awaawaatuu sɛnea wubegye me no ara. 18 Sɛ wayɛ wo biribi anaasɛ ɔde wo ka bi a, dan ma me. 19 Ɛha de, me ara mede me nsa bɛhyɛ ase sɛ: Me Paulo, metua wo ka. Ɛnsɛ sɛ mekae wo sɛ wo nkwa gyina me so. 20 Enti, me nua, mesrɛ wo sɛ, Awurade nti, yɛ me saa adɔe yi; ka me koma hyew sɛ wo nua wɔ Kristo mu.

21 Mewɔ anidaso sɛ, nea merekyerɛw wo yi, wobɛyɛ ama aboro nea merebisa wo yi so.

22 Afei pɛ ɔdan ma me efisɛ, minim sɛ Onyankopɔn betie mo mpaebɔ ama mabɛka mo ho bio.

23 Epafra a Kristo Yesu nti ɔne me da afiase no kyia wo.

24 Saa ara nso na Marko, Aristako, Dema ne Luka nso kyia wo.

25 Awurade Kristo adom nka mo nyinaa.