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

  • Ray321
    123, Philemon was the saved master of Onesimus. When Apostle Paul was in prison, he met Onesimus the slave. Onesimus got right with God and became friends in the Lord with Paul. Paul told Philemon that Onesimus is one of us and that Paul will pay his bill. How beautiful is this story. Slaves and Masters were a common thing in the Bible. Praise God for freedom from satan. God bless you ........
  • Irene123
    V.2 - Apphia and Archippus were husband and wife; just as Aquila and Pricilla were.
  • Irene123
    People on here need to read more carefully, PRAY beforehand, for Jesus' wisdom it was ONESIMUS , not Philemon, that was the slave.
  • Renee Allen
    Onesimus was Philemon's slave who had run away. Philemon 1:10-14. If you're not sure of the meaning ask GOD to give you wisdom knowledge and understanding of His word! He will. We receive not because we ask not! Have a blessed day! GODS CHILD.
  • Terri
    Anne, bond does not mean from one's bowels.
  • Breeze
    I think shows a great lesson. From how I read the chapter, I think Philemon had no problem receiving his servant back. It makes me wonder if he had been praying for Onesimus to meet someone to lead him to the Lord. How wonderful that the Lord reconnected them through a mutual friend. I hope to have my own Onesimus testimony one day with a long-lost friend.

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