Philemon 1:20

“Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea, brother, let mee haue ioy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowles in the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my heart in Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: give new life to my heart in Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Yea, brother, *I* would have profit of *thee* in [the] Lord: refresh my bowels in Christ.
- Darby Bible

Yes, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, brother, do me this favour for the Lord's sake. Refresh my heart in Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Lord.
- World English Bible

So, brothir, Y schal vse thee in the Lord; fille thou myn entrails in Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

Yes, brother, may I have profit of thee in the Lord; refresh my bowels in the Lord;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:20

1:20 Refresh my bowels in Christ - Give me the most exquisite and Christian pleasure.

People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:20

Phm 1:20 Let me have joy of thee in the Lord. By learning that you have cheerfully granted all I ask in this letter.

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."
  • 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 ........

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