PHILEMON 1:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.”

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Philemon 1:17 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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If Εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
thou count ἔχεις To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) count
me ἐμὲ Me me
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
a partner, κοινωνόν, A sharer, i.e., associate partner
receive προσλαβοῦ To take to oneself, i.e., use (food), lead (aside), admit (to friendship or hospitality) receive
him αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
myself. ἐμέ Me myself

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  • 15  For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;

  • 16  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?

  • 17  If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

  • 18  If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

  • 19  I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.




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