1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am a prisoner because of Christ Jesus. Our brother Timothy joins me in writing.
Philemon, we are sending you this letter. You are our dear friend. You work together with us. 2We are also sending it to our sister Apphia and to Archippus. He is a soldier of Christ together with us. And we are sending it to the church that meets in your home.
3May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Paul Prays and Gives Thanks
4I always thank my God when I remember you in my prayers. 5That’s because I hear about your love for all God’s people. I also hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus. 6I pray that what we share by believing will help you understand even more. Then you will completely understand every good thing we share by believing in Christ. 7Your love has given me great joy. It has encouraged me. My brother, you have renewed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Paul Makes an Appeal for Onesimus
8Because of the authority Christ has given me, I could be bold. I could order you to do what you should do anyway. 9But we love each other. And I would rather appeal to you on the basis of that love. I, Paul, am an old man. I am now also a prisoner because of Christ Jesus. 10I am an old man, and I’m in prison. This is how I make my appeal to you for my son Onesimus. He became a son to me while I was being held in chains. 11Before that, he was useless to you. But now he has become useful to you and to me.
12I’m sending Onesimus back to you. All my love for him goes with him. 13I’m being held in chains because of the good news. So I would have liked to keep Onesimus with me. And he could take your place in helping me. 14But I didn’t want to do anything unless you agreed. Any favor you do must be done because you want to do it, not because you have to. 15Onesimus was separated from you for a little while. Maybe that was so you could have him back forever. 16You could have him back not as a slave. Instead, he would be better than a slave. He would be a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even more dear to you. He is dear to you not only as another human being. He is also dear to you as a brother in the Lord.
17Do you think of me as a believer who works together with you? Then welcome Onesimus as you would welcome me. 18Has he done anything wrong to you? Does he owe you anything? Then charge it to me. 19I’ll pay it back. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I won’t even mention that you owe me your life. 20My brother, we both belong to the Lord. So I wish I could receive some benefit from you. Renew my heart. We know that Christ is the one who really renews it. 21I’m sure you will obey. So I’m writing to you. I know you will do even more than I ask.
22There is one more thing. Have a guest room ready for me. I hope I can return to all of you in answer to your prayers.
23Epaphras sends you greetings. Together with me, he is a prisoner because of Christ Jesus.
24Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke work together with me. They also send you greetings.
25May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
1Pablomi, huauqui Timoteondij,
ñucanchijhuan huillaj, cʼuyashca can Filemonman quillcanchij. Ñucaca Jesucristota huillacushcamantami caipi preźu tiyacuni. 2Shinallataj pani Apiamanpish, ñucanchijhuan alli soldado shina purij huauqui Arquipomanpish, cambaj huasipi tandanacuj crijcunamanpishmi caitaca quillcanchij:
3Ñucanchij Yaya Diospish, Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunamanca, jatun cʼuyaita, sumaj causaita cushca cachun.
Filemonca Diosta alli crij cʼuyajmi cashca
4Diosta mañacushpaca, canta yuyarishpa, ñuca Taita Diostaca pagui nicunillamari. 5Apunchij Jesusta alli crij, alli cʼuyaj, tucui Diospajlla cajcunatapish alli cʼuyaj cashcatami uyani. 6Chashnallataj alli crij cashcata ricushpa, Cristo Jesusmanta Dios cushca allicunata charishcata tucuicuna alli yachachunpishmi, cancunamanta Diosta mañaracuni. 7Huauquicu, cʼuyaj cashcamantami, Diospajlla cajcunapaj shungutaca achcata cushichishcangui. Cambaj cʼuyaimantaca, ñucanchijpish achcatami cushicunchij.
‘Onesimota chasquipai’ nishcami
8Ñucaca Cristomantaca, can imata rurana cashcata, mandai tucunimi. Shina cashpapish, can quiquinllataj ña alli cajta ricushpami, 9cantaca cʼuyashpa yuyachinilla. Ñucaca, ña yuyaj Pablomi cani. Cunancarin Jesucristota huillacushcamanta, preźupishmari tiyacuni. 10Ñuca caipi preźu cajpimi, Onesimoca Jesucristota crishpa, ñuca huahua shina tucurca. Paitami canman mingapani. 11Ñaupaca Onesimoca yanga, imapajpish mana allimi carca. Cunanca cambajpish, ñucapajpish ña allimari tucushca.
12Paitaca, cambajllamantajmi tigrachishpa cachani. Chaimanta ñucata chasquij shinallataj paitaca chasquipailla. 13Alli huillaita huillashcamantami, ñucaca caipi preźu tiyacuni. Chaimanta, cambaj randi ñucapaj imatapish allita rurachun, paitaca caipi saquichiman yuyarcanimari. 14Shina cajpipish can manaraj imata nijpica, ñuca quiquin munaimantaca, imata mana rurasha ninichu. Can ima allita ñucapaj rurasha nishpaca, ama ñuca mañachun shuyaichu, cambaj yuyaillamantataj rurapailla. 15Onesimoca, huiñaita canhuan cangapaj chasquichunchari, cambaj huasimantaca ashacama llujshishpa rirca. 16Paica cunanca, ña mana cambaj randishca runallachu, ashtahuanpish cambaj cʼuyashca, quiquin huauquimari. Chaimanta, ña mana randishca shinallachu charina cangui. Ñucapish achcatami paitaca cʼuyani. Cancarin ñucata yallimari cʼuyana cangui. Ña ama cambaj randishca runata shinalla cʼuyaichu. Apunchij Jesusta crij huauqui cashcamantaca, ashtahuanmari cʼuyana cangui.
17Ñucatapish canpurallataj cashcata yuyashpaca, ñucata chasquij shinallataj paitaca chasquipai. 18Pai canta ima mana allita rurashcamanta imata tigrachina cajpica, ñucata nipailla. Paimantaca ñuca ricushallami. 19Pablomi, ñuca quiquin maquihuan ñuca shutitaca churani. Onésimo imata canman tigrachina cashca cajpica, paimantaca ñucami tigrachisha. Cancarin huiñai causaita japishcamantaca, yallitamari ñucamanca cuna carcangui. Chaitaca, mana yuyachisha nircanichu. 20Chaimanta huauquicu, Apunchij Jesusta crij cashcamanta ñuca nishca allita rurapai. Apunchij Jesuspaj cashcamanta chashna rurashpa, ñucata cushichiari. 21Ñuca nishcata can rurana cashcata yuyashpami, canman quillcani. Mana ñuca nishcallata ruranguichu, ashtahuan allitapishmi rurangui.
22Ñuca maipi samaripaj poźadatapish allichicupai. Cancuna Diosta mañacushcamanta, Pai uyashpa ñucata cancunapajman cachachunmi shuyacuni.
23Cristo Jesusta huillacushcamanta, ñucahuan preźu caj huauqui Epafraspish ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ ninmi. 24Ñucahuan Diospajta ruraj Marcospish, Aristarcopish, Demaspish, Lucaspish ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincunami.
25Apunchij Jesucristoca, cancunaman Paipaj jatun cʼuyaita cushca cachun. Chashna cachun.