Bible: Philemon 1:9-13

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  1:10 I am appealing 4  to you concerning my child, whose spiritual father I have become 5  during my imprisonment, 6  that is, Onesimus, 1:11 who was formerly useless to you, but is now useful to you 7  and me. 1:12 I have sent 8  him (who is my very heart) 9  back to you. 1:13 I wanted to keep him so that he could serve me in your place 10  during 11  my imprisonment for the sake of the gospel. 12 
NET Bible Study Environment