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Philemon 1:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— whom I have sent back to thee in his own person, that is, my very heart:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I have sent him back to you in person, that is, [sending] my very heart,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— whom I have sent back to thee: [but do *thou* receive] him, that is, *my* bowels:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Whom I have sent back unto thee—him, that is, my own, tender affections!—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— whom I did send again, and thou him (that is, my own bowels) receive,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Whom I have sent back to thee. And do thou receive him as my own bowels.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whom I haue sent againe: thou therfore receiue him, that is mine owne bowels.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But thou, as (one) who is my offspring, so receive him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And receive thou him, as one begotten by me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whom 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
I have sent again: 375
{0375} Prime
From G0303 and G3992; to send up or back.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
thou 4771
{4771} Prime
The personal pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
therefore 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
receive 4355
{4355} Prime
From G4314 and G2983; to take to oneself, that is, use (food), lead (aside), admit (to friendship or hospitality).
<5640> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 6
him, 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
that is, 5123
{5123} Prime
Contraction for G5124 and G2076; that is.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
mine own 1699
{1699} Prime
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
bowels: 4698
{4698} Prime
Probably strengthened from σπλήν [[splen]] (the 'spleen'); an intestine (plural); figuratively pity or sympathy.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Philemon 1:12

_ _ mine own bowels — as dear to me as my own heart [Alford]. Compare Philemon 1:17, “as myself.” The object of my most intense affection as that of a parent for a child.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Philemon 1:8-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Philemon 1:12

Receive him, that is, my own bowels — Whom I love as my own soul. Such is the natural affection of a father in Christ toward his spiritual children.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Philemon 1:12

Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own (d) bowels:

(d) As my own son, and as if I had begotten him from my own body.

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Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: ... But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 18:21-35 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? ... So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


Deuteronomy 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which [is] as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
2 Samuel 16:11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now [may this] Benjamite [do it]? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
Jeremiah 31:20 [Is] Ephraim my dear son? [is he] a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
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