New Living Translation

Philemon

Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.

I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your[a] house.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Paul’s Appeal for Onesimus

That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do. But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me—Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.[b]

10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison. 11 Onesimus[c] hasn’t been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us. 12 I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.

13 I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf. 14 But I didn’t want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced. 15 It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever. 16 He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, PAUL, WRITE THIS WITH MY OWN HAND: I WILL REPAY IT. AND I WON’T MENTION THAT YOU OWE ME YOUR VERY SOUL!

20 Yes, my brother, please do me this favor[d] for the Lord’s sake. Give me this encouragement in Christ.

21 I am confident as I write this letter that you will do what I ask and even more! 22 One more thing—please prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that God will answer your prayers and let me return to you soon.

Paul’s Final Greetings

23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. 24 So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my co-workers.

25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Throughout this letter, you and your are singular except in verses 3, 22, and 25.
  2. 9 Or a prisoner of Christ Jesus.
  3. 11 Onesimus means “useful.”
  4. 20 Greek onaimen, a play on the name Onesimus.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Filemoni

Ìkíni

Èmi Paulu, ẹni tí a fi sẹ́wọ̀n nítorí pé ó ń wàásù ìhìnrere Jesu Kristi àti Timotiu arákùnrin wa.

Sí Filemoni ọ̀rẹ́ wa ọ̀wọ́n àti alábáṣiṣẹ́ wa, sí Affia arábìnrin wa, sí Arkippu ẹni tó jẹ́ jagunjagun fún àgbélébùú náà àti sí ìjọ àwọn Kristiani tí ó ń pàdé nínú ilé rẹ:

Oore-Ọ̀fẹ́ fún un yín àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa àti Jesu Kristi.

Ọpẹ́ àti Àdúrà

Èmi máa ń dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run nígbà tí mo bá rántí rẹ nínú àdúrà mi, nítorí mo ń gbọ́ nípa ìgbàgbọ́ rẹ nínú Jesu Olúwa àti nípa ìfẹ́ rẹ sí àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́. Èmi ń gbàdúrà pé, bí ìwọ ti ń ṣe alábápín nínú ìgbàgbọ́ rẹ pẹ̀lú àwọn ẹlòmíràn, pé kí ìgbàgbọ́ náà lè mú ọkàn wọn dúró gbọingbọin, gẹ́gẹ́ bí wọn ti rí àwọn ọ̀rọ̀ ohun rere tí ó ń bẹ nínú ayé rẹ, èyí tí ó ti ọ̀dọ̀ Kristi wá. Ìfẹ́ rẹ ti fún mi ní ayọ̀ púpọ̀ àti ìgboyà, nítorí ìwọ, arákùnrin ti tu ọkàn àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ lára.

Paulu bẹ̀bẹ̀ fún Onesimu

Nítorí náà, bí ó tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé nínú Kristi mo ní ìgboyà púpọ̀ láti pàṣẹ ohun ti ó yẹ kí ó ṣe fún ọ, Síbẹ̀ nítorí ìfẹ́ èmí kúkú bẹ̀ ọ́. Èmi gẹ́gẹ́ bí Paulu, arúgbó, àti nísinsin yìí òǹdè Jesu Kristi. 10 Èmí bẹ̀ ọ́ nítorí ọmọ mi Onesimu, ẹni tí ó di ọmọ nígbà tí mo wà nínú ìdè. 11 Nígbà kan rí, kò wúlò fún ọ, ṣùgbọ́n ní báyìí, ó ti wúlò fún ọ àti fún èmi pàápàá.

12 Èmi rán an nísinsin yìí, àní ẹni ọkàn mi padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ. 13 Èmi ìbá fẹ́ láti dá a dúró sọ́dọ̀ mi níhìn-ín, kí ó ba à dípò rẹ láti máa ràn mí lọ́wọ́ nígbà tí mo wà nínú ìdè nítorí ìhìnrere 14 ṣùgbọ́n èmi kò fẹ́ ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ rárá láìgba ìyọ̀ǹda ní ọwọ́ rẹ, kí oore tí ìwọ bá ṣe má ba à jẹ́ ìfipámúniṣe bí kò ṣe ìfìfẹ́ṣe. 15 Bóyá ìdí rẹ̀ tí òun fi yẹra kúrò lọ́dọ̀ rẹ fún ìgbà díẹ̀ ni pé kí ìwọ kí ó lè gbà á padà sọ́dọ̀ títí láé; 16 Kì í wá ṣe bí ẹrú mọ́, ṣùgbọ́n bí ẹni ti ó sàn ju ẹrú lọ, gẹ́gẹ́ bí arákùnrin. Ó ṣọ̀wọ́n fún mi jọjọ, ṣùgbọ́n ó ṣọ̀wọ́n fún ọ jù nípa ti ara àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí arákùnrin nínú Olúwa.

17 Nítorí náà bí ìwọ bá kà mí sí ẹlẹgbẹ́ rẹ̀, tẹ́wọ́ gbà á bí ìwọ yóò ti tẹ́wọ́ gbà mí. 18 Bí ó bá ti ṣe ọ́ ní ibi kan tàbí jẹ ọ́ ní gbèsè ohun kan, kà á sí mi lọ́rùn. 19 Èmi Paulu, ni mo fi ọwọ́ ara mi kọ ìwé yìí; èmi yóò san án padà láì tilẹ̀ ní í sọ nípa pé ìwọ pàápàá jẹ mi ní gbèsè ara rẹ. 20 Èmi ń fẹ́, arákùnrin, pé kí èmi kí ó lè ni àǹfààní kan láti ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ nínú Olúwa; fi ayọ̀ rẹ kún ọkàn mi nínú Kristi. 21 Ìgbẹ́kẹ̀lé ti mo ní pé ìwọ yóò gbọ́rọ̀, ni mo fi kọ ìwé yìí ránṣẹ́ sí ọ. Mo mọ̀ dájú pé ìwọ yóò ṣe ju bí mo ti béèrè lọ.

22 Ó ku ohun kan: Ṣe ìtọ́jú iyàrá àlejò rẹ sílẹ̀ fún mi, nítorí mo ní ìgbàgbọ́ pé a óò tú mi sílẹ̀ fún yín ní ìdáhùn sí àdúrà yín.

23 Epafira, òǹdè ẹlẹgbẹ́ mi nínú Kristi Jesu kí ọ. 24 Marku kí ọ pẹ̀lú Aristarku, Dema àti Luku, àwọn alábáṣiṣẹ́ mi.

25 Kí oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa wà pẹ̀lú ẹ̀mí yín.