The salutation. Paul declareth his joy in hearing of the love and faith of Philemon; earnestly entreating him to receive into his favour his once fugitive servant Onesimus, now become a faithful Christian. He desireth him to provide a lodging for himself, who was in expectation of a speedy release; and concludeth with salutations and a benediction.
Wherefore, though I might be much lbold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;
bHaving confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.