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Philemon 1:9


I would rather appeal 1  to you on the basis of love – I, Paul, an old man 2  and even now a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus 3 


Ps 71:9,18; Pr 16:31; Isa 46:4; Ro 12:1; 2Co 5:20; 2Co 6:1; Eph 3:1; Eph 4:1; Phm 1:1; Heb 13:19; 1Pe 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Or “encourage.”

tn Or perhaps “an ambassador” (so RSV, TEV), reading πρεσβευτής for πρεσβύτης (a conjecture proposed by Bentley, cf. BDAG 863 s.v. πρεσβύτης). NRSV reads “old man” and places “ambassador” in a note.

tn Grk “a prisoner of Christ Jesus.”

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