Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Paul a prisoner of Yeshua The Messiah, and brother Timotheaus, to beloved Philemon and our companion laborer, 2And to Aphia our beloved* and to Arkippus our fellow laborer and to the church that is in your house. 3Grace be with you and peace from God Our Father and from Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.
4I thank my God always, and I remember you in my prayers, 5Behold, from the time that I heard of your faith and love which you have toward Our Lord Yeshua and toward all The Holy Ones, 6That the sharing of your faith would produce fruit in works and in the knowledge of every good thing which you have in Yeshua The Messiah. 7For we have great joy* and comfort, for by your love the affections of the Saints have been refreshed.
8Because of this, I have great freedom in The Messiah to command you those things that are right. 9But for love's sake, I beg of you, I Paul, who am The Elder, as you know, and now also a prisoner of Yeshua The Messiah,
10I beg of you concerning my son Onesimus, whom I begot in my bondage, 11He who was not useful to you at times, but now also is very useful to you and to me, 12And I sent him to you, so receive him as my son*. 13For I was willing to keep him with me to minister to me on your behalf in the bondage of The Gospel. 14But I did not want to do anything without your counsel, so that your benefit would not be by necessity, but by your will. 15But perhaps also for this cause he departed for a time, so that you may have him for eternity, 16Not as a Servant from now on, but more than a Servant; as my particularly beloved brother, how much moreso yours, both in the flesh and in Our Lord?
17If, therefore, you are my partner, receive him as mine. 18And if you lack anything or he owes you a debt, put it to my account. 19I, Paul, have written with my hand; I myself will pay, without saying to you also that you owe me your soul. 20Yes, my brother, I am refreshed by you in Our Lord. Satisfy my love in The Messiah*.
21Because I trust that you will listen to me, I have written to you and I know that you will do more than what I have said.
22But prepare for me at once a dwelling place, for I hope soon to be given to you by your prayers.
25The grace of Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah be with your spirit. Amen.