Philemon 1:9
Good News Translation
But because I love you, I make a request instead. I do this even though I am Paul, the ambassador of Christ Jesus, and at present also a prisoner for his sake.

Contemporary English Version
But I would rather ask you to do it simply because of love. Yes, as someone in jail for Christ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

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For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

love's sake.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

2 Corinthians 5:20 For Christ therefore we are ambassadors, God as it were exhorting by us, for Christ, we beseech you, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

Hebrews 13:19 And I beseech you the more to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, to refrain yourselves from carnal desires which war against the soul,

Paul.

Psalm 71:9,18 Cast me not off in the time of old age: when my strength shall fail, do not thou forsake me. . . .

Proverbs 16:31 Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.

Isaiah 46:4 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel who are carried by my bowels, are borne up by my womb.

prisoner.

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, a brother: to Philemon, our beloved and fellow labourer,

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles:

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

Context
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
8Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose: 9For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ. 10I beseech thee for my son, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus,…
Cross References
Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

Galatians 3:26
For you are all the children of God, by faith in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:1
For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles:

Ephesians 6:20
For which I am an ambassador in a chain: so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

1 Timothy 1:12
I give him thanks who hath strengthened me, even to Christ Jesus our Lord, for that he hath counted me faithful, putting me in the ministry:

Titus 2:2
That the aged men be sober, chaste, prudent, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, a brother: to Philemon, our beloved and fellow labourer,

Philemon 1:23
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus:

Additional Translations
I prefer to appeal on the basis of love. For I, Paul, am now aged, and a prisoner of Christ Jesus as well.

rather, I exhort you for the sake of love, being such a one as Paul, now aged and also a prisoner of Christ Jesus.

Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus:

for love's sake I rather exhort, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also prisoner of Jesus Christ.

yet for love's sake I rather beseech, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now a prisoner also of Christ Jesus:

Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

it is for love's sake that--instead of that--although I am none other than Paul the aged, and am now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus,

yet for love's sake I rather beg, being such a one as Paul, the aged, but also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ;
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