Philemon (Fi-lee´muhn)

A resident of Colossae and owner of the slave for whom Paul makes an appeal in his Letter to Philemon. He was converted by Paul (Phlm 1:19) and was associated with Paul’s mission as a “dear friend and co-worker” (Phlm 1:1). Since he was able to host a congregation (Phlm 1:2) and prepare a guest room for Paul (Phlm 1:22), he was an individual of substance.

Phlm 1:19

19I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self.

Phlm 1:1

1Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker,

Phlm 1:2

2to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:

Phlm 1:22

22One thing more—prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be restored to you.

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