Philemon 1:17
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New International Version
So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.

King James Bible
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore thou holdest me to be a partner [with thee], receive him as me;

World English Bible
If then you count me a partner, receive him as you would receive me.

Young's Literal Translation
If, then, with me thou hast fellowship, receive him as me,

Philemon 1:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If thou count me therefore a partner - If thou dost consider me as a friend; if I have still the place of a friend in thy affection, receive him as myself; for, as I feel him as my own soul, in receiving him thou receivest me.

There is a fine model of recommending a friend to the attention of a great man in the epistle of Horace to Claudius Nero, in behalf of his friend Septimius, Epistolar. lib. i., Ephesians 9, which contains several strokes not unlike some of those in the Epistle to Philemon. It is written with much art; but is greatly exceeded by that of St. Paul. As it is very short I shall insert it: -

Septimius, Claudi, nimirum intelligit unus,

Quanti me facias; nam cum rogat, et prece cogit

Scilicet, ut tibi se laudare, et tradere coner,

Dignum mente domoque legentis honesta

Neronis, Munere cum fungi propioris censet amici;

Quid possim videt, ac novit me valdius ipso.

Multa quidem dixi, cur excusatus abirem:

Sed timui, mea ne finxisse minora putarer,

Dissimulator opis propriae, mihi commodus uni.

Sic ego, majoris fugiens opprobria culpae,

Frontis ad urbanae descendi praemia.

Quod si Depositum laudas, ob amici jussa, pudorem;

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thou count.

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brothers be inquired of...

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds...

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service...

Hebrews 3:1,14 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus...

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

receive.

Philemon 1:10,12 I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds...

Matthew 10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

Matthew 12:48-50 But he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brothers...

Matthew 18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...

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The Epistles of the Captivity.
During his confinement in Rome, from a.d. 61 to 63, while waiting the issue of his trial on the charge of being "a mover of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5), the aged apostle composed four Epistles, to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. He thus turned the prison into a pulpit, sent inspiration and comfort to his distant congregations, and rendered a greater service to future ages than he could have
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker among you; as for our brothers, they are representatives of the churches and an honor to Christ.

Philemon 1:18
If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.

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