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Philemon 9-10Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I appeal to you, instead, on the basis of love. I, Paul, as an elderly man[a] and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus, 10 appeal to you for my son, Onesimus.[b] I fathered[c] him while I was in chains.

Footnotes:

  1. Philemon 1:9 Or an ambassador
  2. Philemon 1:10 In Gk, Onesimus means useful.
  3. Philemon 1:10 Referring to the fact that Paul led him to Christ; 1Co 4:15
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