The New Testament
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Philemon 1:10

10 I entreat you concerning my achild, whom I have 1bbegotten in my cbonds, 2dOnesimus,


102 The name in Greek means profitable, useful, helpful; it was a common name for slaves. He was Philemon's purchased bondslave, who, according to Roman law, had no human rights. He ran away from his master, thus committing a crime punishable by death. While he was in prison at Rome with the apostle, he was saved through him. Now the apostle sent him back with this Epistle to his master.