useful, a slave who, after robbing his master Philemon (q.v.) at Colosse, fled to Rome, where he was converted by the apostle Paul, who sent him back to his master with the epistle which bears his name. In it he beseeches Philemon to receive his slave as a “faithful and beloved brother.” Paul offers to pay to Philemon anything his slave had taken, and to bear the wrong he had done him. He was accompanied on his return by Tychicus, the bearer of the Epistle to the Colossians (Philemon 1:16, 18). The story of this fugitive Colossian slave is a remarkable evidence of the freedom of access to the prisoner which was granted to all, and “a beautiful illustration both of the character of St. Paul and the transfiguring power and righteous principles of the gospel.”
bringing profit, an Ephesian Christian who showed great kindness to Paul at Rome. He served him in many things, and had oft refreshed him. Paul expresses a warm interest in him and his household (2 Tim. 1:16-18; 4:19).
[wuhn-sahyz-fits-awl] /ˈwʌnˈsaɪzˌfɪtsˈɔl/ adjective 1. (of clothing) designed to fit people of a wide range of sizes. 2. Informal. acceptable or used for a wide variety of purposes or circumstances; appealing or suitable to a variety of tastes. adjective 1. relating to policies or approaches that are standard and not tailored to individual needs
- One smart apple
Related Terms smart apple adjective Related Terms get wise, street-smart [the first sense was revived in the 1880s and much reprehended]
[wuhn-spot] /ˈwʌnˌspɒt/ noun 1. the upward face of a die bearing one pip or a domino one half of which bears one pip.