Philemon 1:9
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New Living Translation
But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me--Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:9 Yet out of love I rather entreat thee - In how handsome a manner does the apostle just hint, and immediately drop, the consideration of his power to command, and tenderly entreat Philemon to hearken to his friend, his aged friend, and now prisoner for Christ! With what endearment, in the next verse , does he call Onesimus his son, before he names his name! And as soon as he had mentioned it, with what fine address does he just touch on his former faults, and instantly pass on to the happy change that was now made upon him! So disposing Philemon to attend to his request, and the motives wherewith he was going to enforce it.

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Romans 12:1
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice--the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

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

Ephesians 3:1
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles . . .

Ephesians 6:20
I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God's ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.

1 Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,

Titus 2:2
Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.

Philemon 1:1
This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker,

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