The Holy Bible - The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon, Chapter 1 (Latin)
1Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
2And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
3Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
4I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
5Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
6That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
7For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
8Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
9Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
10I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
11Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
12Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
13Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
14But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
17If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
18If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;
19I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
20Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
21Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
22But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
23There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
24Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.
25The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
1Paulus vinctus Iesu Christi et Timotheus frater Philemoni dilecto et adiutori nostro
2et Appiae sorori et Archippo commilitoni nostro et ecclesiae quae in domo tua est
3gratia vobis et pax a Deo Patre nostro et Domino Iesu Christo
4gratias ago Deo meo semper memoriam tui faciens in orationibus meis
5audiens caritatem tuam et fidem quam habes in Domino Iesu et in omnes sanctos
6ut communicatio fidei tuae evidens fiat in agnitione omnis boni in nobis in Christo Iesu
7gaudium enim magnum habui et consolationem in caritate tua quia viscera sanctorum requieverunt per te frater
8propter quod multam fiduciam habentes in Christo Iesu imperandi tibi quod ad rem pertinet
9propter caritatem magis obsecro cum sis talis ut Paulus senex nunc autem et vinctus Iesu Christi
10obsecro te de meo filio quem genui in vinculis Onesimo
11qui tibi aliquando inutilis fuit nunc autem et tibi et mihi utilis
12quem remisi tu autem illum id est mea viscera suscipe
13quem ego volueram mecum detinere ut pro te mihi ministraret in vinculis evangelii
14sine consilio autem tuo nihil volui facere uti ne velut ex necessitate bonum tuum esset sed voluntarium
15forsitan enim ideo discessit ad horam a te ut aeternum illum recipere
16iam non ut servum sed plus servo carissimum fratrem maxime mihi quanto autem magis tibi et in carne et in Domino
17si ergo habes me socium suscipe illum sicut me
18si autem aliquid nocuit tibi aut debet hoc mihi inputa
19ego Paulus scripsi mea manu ego reddam ut non dicam tibi quod et te ipsum mihi debes
20ita frater ego te fruar in Domino refice viscera mea in Domino
21confidens oboedientia tua scripsi tibi sciens quoniam et super id quod dico facies
22simul autem et para mihi hospitium nam spero per orationes vestras donari me vobis
23salutat te Epaphras concaptivus meus in Christo Iesu
24Marcus Aristarchus Demas Lucas adiutores mei
25gratia Domini nostri Iesu Christi cum spiritu vestro amen