Philemon 1:22
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New International Version
And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.

New Living Translation
One more thing--please prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that God will answer your prayers and let me return to you soon.

English Standard Version
At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you.

Berean Study Bible
In the meantime, prepare a guest room for me, because I hope that through your prayers, I will be restored to you.

Berean Literal Bible
Now at the same time, also prepare a lodging for me; for I hope that through your prayers, I will be granted to you.

New American Standard Bible
At the same time also prepare me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given to you.

King James Bible
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But meanwhile, also prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, prepare a guest room for me, too, for I am hoping through your prayers to be returned to you.

NET Bible
At the same time also, prepare a place for me to stay, for I hope that through your prayers I will be given back to you.

New Heart English Bible
Also, prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But prepare for me at once a dwelling place, for I hope soon to be given to you by your prayers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One more thing-have a guest room ready for me. I hope that, because of your prayers, God will give me back to you.

New American Standard 1977
And at the same time also prepare me a lodging; for I hope that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the same manner prepare me also a lodging; for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
At the same time prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

American King James Version
But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

American Standard Version
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But withal prepare me also a lodging. For I hope that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
But withal prepare me also a lodging; for I hope that I shall be granted to you through your prayers.

English Revised Version
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But at the same time prepare me also a lodging; for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

Weymouth New Testament
And at the same time provide accommodation for me; for I hope that through your prayers I shall be permitted to come to you.

World English Bible
Also, prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and at the same time also prepare for me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted to you.
Study Bible
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
21Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. 22In the meantime, prepare a guest room for me, because I hope that through your prayers, I will be restored to you. 23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings,…
Cross References
Acts 27:24
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And look, God has granted you the lives of all who sail with you.'

Acts 28:23
So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.

2 Corinthians 1:11
as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the favor shown us in answer to their prayers.

Philippians 1:25
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

Philippians 2:24
And I trust in the Lord that I myself will come soon.

Hebrews 13:19
And I especially urge you to pray that I may be restored to you as soon as possible.
Treasury of Scripture

But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

prepare.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

for I trust.

Romans 15:24 Whenever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I …

Philippians 1:25,26 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue …

Philippians 2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

Hebrews 13:23 Know you that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if …

2 John 1:12 Having many things to write to you, I would not write with paper …

3 John 1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. …

through.

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

2 Corinthians 1:11 You also helping together by prayer for us…

Philippians 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

Verse 22. - Lodging. There was this one additional inducement that could be brought to bear upon the mind of Philemon, viz. the expectation of speedily seeing him in person, and this, in conclusion, he uses. "I do not think that the apostle was so rich or encumbered with such great packages that he needed a lodging prepared beforehand, and was not content with a narrow dwelling-place, but thought the most spacious houses scanty for the accommodation of his small body; but that, while Philemon was expecting [the apostle] to come to him, he would the more do what he had requested" (Jerome). Meyer makes much of the improbability that St. Paul, starting from Rome, should bespeak a lodging in Colossae. Yet he suggests that it was perfectly natural that, starting from Caesarea, the apostle should take Colossae on the road to Rome. But the one seems almost as probable as the other. The apostle, on his release, had, so far as we know, no definite plans; the cities of Asia Minor were familiar to him, and he would naturally prepare to go wherever the first pressing occasion, that of Onesimus, called him. N reads ἀσπάξεται, "salutes." But withal prepare me also a lodging,.... Not that the apostle expected or desired any grand apartment to be fitted up for him; a room with such furniture as the Shunamite provided for the man of God was sufficient for him, and what he would have been entirely contented with; but his view in this was, to let Philemon know that he hoped to be released from his bonds, and that he might expect to see him; and this he hinted to him, in order to stir him up to receive his servant sooner, and the more readily; who otherwise might have been indifferent to it, and negligent of it, thinking he should never see the apostle's face any more,

For I trust, that through your prayers I shall be given you; to minister in the Gospel again among them: the apostle was a man of prayer himself, and he had a very great regard to the prayers of others, and often desired an interest in them; that he might perform his ministerial work as it should be; that he might have success in it; and that he might be delivered from the unbelieving Jews, and from wicked and unreasonable men; and he had some secret hope and trust in his own mind, that through the prayers of the saints he should be delivered from his bonds, and go up and down preaching the Gospel as heretofore: he doubtless was acquainted with the case of Peter, for whom prayer was made incessantly by the church, when in prison, and he had deliverance; however, he knew that the prayers of the saints availed much with God; but whether this hope and expectation of his were answered, is a matter of doubt and question: some think he was released, and went into several parts, and preached the Gospel, and then was taken up again, and committed to prison, and suffered under Nero, some years after; and others think not. 22. This prospect of Paul's visiting Colosse would tend to secure a kindly reception for Onesimus, as Paul would know in person how he had been treated.

your … you—referring to Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and the Church in Philemon's house. The same expectation is expressed by him, Php 2:23, 24, written in the same imprisonment.1:15-22 When we speak of the nature of any sin or offence against God, the evil of it is not to be lessened; but in a penitent sinner, as God covers it, so must we. Such changed characters often become a blessing to all among whom they reside. Christianity does not do away our duties to others, but directs to the right doing of them. True penitents will be open in owning their faults, as doubtless Onesimus had been to Paul, upon his being awakened and brought to repentance; especially in cases of injury done to others. The communion of saints does not destroy distinction of property. This passage is an instance of that being imputed to one, which is contracted by another; and of one becoming answerable for another, by a voluntary engagement, that he might be freed from the punishment due to his crimes, according to the doctrine that Christ of his own will bore the punishment of our sins, that we might receive the reward of his righteousness. Philemon was Paul's son in the faith, yet he entreated him as a brother. Onesimus was a poor slave, yet Paul besought for him as if seeking some great thing for himself. Christians should do what may give joy to the hearts of one another. From the world they expect trouble; they should find comfort and joy in one another. When any of our mercies are taken away, our trust and hope must be in God. We must diligently use the means, and if no other should be at hand, abound in prayer. Yet, though prayer prevails, it does not merit the things obtained. And if Christians do not meet on earth, still the grace of the Lord Jesus will be with their spirits, and they will soon meet before the throne to join for ever in admiring the riches of redeeming love. The example of Onesimus may encourage the vilest sinners to return to God, but it is shamefully prevented, if any are made bold thereby to persist in evil courses. Are not many taken away in their sins, while others become more hardened? Resist not present convictions, lest they return no more.
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