The New Testament
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Philemon 1:20

20 Yes, abrother, may I have 1profit from you in the Lord; 2brefresh my 3inward parts in Christ.

201 Gk. onaimen, similar in sound to Onesimus (both words meaning profitable). Here, this word is an allusion to the name Onesimus. This is a play on words, implying that since "you owe me even your own self, you are an Onesimus to me — hence, you should be profitable to me, i.e., should let me have profit from you in the Lord."