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

  • 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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