23 except that (A)the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that (B)imprisonment and (C)afflictions await me.

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29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day (A)might become such as I am—except for (B)these chains.”

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(A)for which I am suffering, (B)bound with chains as a criminal. But (C)the word of God is not bound!

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10 I appeal to you for (A)my child, (B)Onesimus,[a] (C)whose father I became in my imprisonment.

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Footnotes

  1. Philemon 1:10 Onesimus means useful (see verse 11) or beneficial (see verse 20)

13 I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me (A)on your behalf (B)during my imprisonment for the gospel,

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The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed

For this reason I, Paul, (A)a prisoner of Christ Jesus (B)on behalf of you Gentiles—

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