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“I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.                “You shall have no other gods before me.                “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.                “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.                “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. You shall labor six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.                “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.                “You shall not murder.                “You shall not commit adultery.                “You shall not steal.                “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.                “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
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{1:1} Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved fellow worker, {1:2} to the beloved Apphia, to Archippus, our fellow soldier, and to the assembly in your house: {1:3} Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

{1:4} I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, {1:5} hearing of your love, and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all the saints; {1:6} that the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus. {1:7} For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.

{1:8} Therefore though I have all boldness in Christ to command you that which is appropriate, {1:9} yet for love's sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. {1:10} I beg you for my child, whom I have become the father of in my chains, Onesimus,[1] {1:11} who once was useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me. {1:12} I am sending him back. Therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, {1:13} whom I desired to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Good News. {1:14} But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will. {1:15} For perhaps he was therefore separated from you for a while, that you would have him forever, {1:16} no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much rather to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

{1:17} If then you count me a partner, receive him as you would receive me. {1:18} But if he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, put that to my account. {1:19} I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self besides). {1:20} Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Lord. {1:21} Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even beyond what I say.

{1:22} Also, prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.

{1:23} Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, {1:24} as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers. {1:25} The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.


[1] {1:10} Onesimus means "useful."

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