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- Strengthen your friend and offer him encouragement.
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from thehand of the fowler.
Humble yourself. Ask humbly to be released from the obligation of being a co-signer.Do not threaten or use foul language, you’ll just make matters worse. But do it swiftly
because delays also can make matters worse. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber tothine eyelids, unless you are willing to take full responsibility for all charges like Paul did for Onesimus.
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and tome:
Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might haveministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as itwere of necessity, but willingly.
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receivehim for ever;
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;
I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not sayto thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
- Onesimus has robbed his master, Philemon, and is headed for Rome while fleeing from Philemon in Colosse.- While on the run, Paul took in Onesimus as if he were his own son, and taught him all about Jesus Christ.- The name Onesimus means profitable;
(on-ay'-sim-os);Word Origin: Greek, Noun Masculine, Strong #: 3682Onesimus = "profitable or useful"1. a Christian slave of Philemon