Philemon 1:1 Paul the presoner of Iesu Christ and brother Timotheus. Vnto Philemon the beloved and oure helper Philemon 1:2 and to the beloved Appia and to Archippus oure felowe soudier and to the congregacion of thy housse. Philemon 1:3 Grace be with you and peace from God oure father and from the Lorde Iesus Christ.
He rejoiceth to hear of the faith and love of Philemon,
Philemon 1:4 I thake my God makinge mencio all wayes of the in my prayers Philemon 1:5 when I heare of thy love and fayth which thou hast towarde the Lorde Iesu and towarde all saynctes: Philemon 1:6 so that the fellisshippe that thou hast in the fayth is frutefull thorow knowledge of all good thinges which are in you by Iesus Christ. Philemon 1:7 And we have great ioye and consolacion over thy love: for by the (brother) the saynctes hertes are comforted. Philemon 1:8 Wherfore though I be bolde in Christ to enioyne the that which becometh the:
whom he desireth to forgive his servant Onesimus, and lovingly to receive him again.
Philemon 1:9 yet for loves sake I rather beseche the though I be as I am eve Paul aged and now in bondes for Iesu Christes sake. Philemon 1:10 I beseche the for my sonne Onesimus whom I begat in my bondes Philemon 1:11 which in tyme passed was to the vnproffetable: but now proffetable bothe to the and also to me Philemon 1:12 whom I have sent home agayne. Thou therfore receave him that is to saye myne awne bowels Philemon 1:13 whom I wolde fayne have retayned with me that in thy stede he myght have ministred vnto me in ye bondes of the gospell. Philemon 1:14 Neverthelesse without thy mynde wolde I doo nothinge that yt good which springeth of the shuld not be as it were of necessitie but willingly. Philemon 1:15 Haply he therfore departed for a season yt thou shuldest receave him for ever Philemon 1:16 not nowe as a servaut: but above a servaunt I meane a brother beloved specially to me: but how moche more vnto the both in the flesshe and also in the Lorde? Philemon 1:17 Yf thou count me a felowe receave him as my selfe. Philemon 1:18 Yf he have hurt the or oweth the ought that laye to my charge. Philemon 1:19 I Paul have writte it with myne awne hode. I will recompence it. So that I do not saye to the howe that thou owest vnto me eve thyne awne silfe. Philemon 1:20 Even so brother let me enioye the in the Lorde. Comforte my bowels in the Lorde. Philemon 1:21 Trustinge in thyne obediece I wrote vnto the knowynge that thou wilt do more then I saye for. Philemon 1:22 Moreover prepare me lodgynge: for I trust thorow ye helpe of youre prayers I shalbe geven vnto you. Philemon 1:23 Ther salute ye Epaphras my felowe presoner in Christ Iesu Philemon 1:24 Marcus Aristarchus Demas Lucas my helpers. Philemon 1:25 The grace of oure Lorde Iesu Christ be with youre spretes. Amen.