I 1appeal to you for my 2childa3Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bimprisonment,
who formerly was useless to you, but now is usefulboth to you and to me.
I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart,
13whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my c4imprisonment for the gospel ;
but without your consent I did not want to doanything, so that your goodness would 5not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own freewill.
For perhaps6he was for thisreasonseparated from you for a while, that you would have him backforever,
167nolonger as a slave, but morethan a slave, 8a belovedbrother, especially to me, but howmuchmore to you, both9in the flesh and in the Lord.
17Ifthen you regard me a 10partner, accept him as you would me.
But if he has wronged you in anywayorowes you anything, charge that to my account ;
1911I, Paul, am writing this with my ownhand, I will repay it (12not to dmention to you that you owe to me even your ownself as well ).
20Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord ; 13refresh my heart in Christ.
2114Havingconfidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will doevenmorethanwhat I say.
At the sametimealsoprepare me a 15lodging, for 16I hope that through17your prayers18I will be given to you.
2319Epaphras, my 20fellowprisoner in ChristJesus, greets you,
as do 21Mark, 22Aristarchus, 23Demas, 24Luke, my 25fellowworkers.
2526The grace of the LordJesusChrist be 27with your spirit.e