Philemon 1:17

“If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou count mee therefore a partner, receiue him as my selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If then you regard me a partner, accept him as {you would} me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If then thou countest me a partner, receive him as myself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then you take me to be your friend and brother, take him in as myself.
- Basic English Bible

If therefore thou holdest me to be a partner [with thee], receive him as me;
- Darby Bible

If thou accountest me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
- Webster's Bible

If therefore you regard me as a comrade, receive him as if he were I myself.
- Weymouth Bible

If then you count me a partner, receive him as you would receive me.
- World English Bible

Therfor if thou hast me a felowe, resseyue hym as me; for if he hath ony thing anoied thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

If, then, with me thou hast fellowship, receive him as me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:17

1:17 If thou accountest me a partner - So that thy things are mine, and mine are thine.

People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:17

Phm 1:17 If thou count me therefore a partner. Christian fellow-laborers are partners. See 2Co 8:23, where Titus is named as Paul's partner. Receive him as myself. Then receive him, as you would me.

Discussion for Philemon 1

  • Jellyfish58
    Paul is always going for the greater good,
  • Jellyfish58
    I think it is interesting the boldness of Paul. vs 19: "I 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." On one hand he is saying he will repay Onesimus debt, yet he reminds Philemon, you owe me.
  • Steve morrow
  • Ray321
    Genesis 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. . Gal 5:17
  • A disciple
    Hi Denise; the words Paul uses are spiritual; like when he told the Corinthians, "I have begotten you..." He was NOT speaking carnally, but spiritually; just as the Apostles and Saints from earlier times are called The Church Fathers. The human is but the vessel through which the Spirit does the thing in spirit. Look at 1 Peter 1:3. The term "Born Again" is more accurately - "Born From Above."
  • Denise
    Yes Onesimus was the son of Paul.He explained that he begot him of his own bowels that meant Paul's body and it happened when he was in bonds.Paul was in prison when he and a woman made Onesimus.He never mentioned the woman but we all know how babies are made.Man and Woman Jesus is the Son Of God.And Also There Is God The Father Jesus Christ The Son And The Holy Ghost.3 in one.

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