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 a1imprisonment for the gospel;
but without your consent I did not want to doanything, so that your goodness would 2not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own freewill.
For perhaps3he was for thisreasonseparated from you for a while, that you would have him backforever,
164nolonger as a slave, but morethan a slave, 5a belovedbrother, especially to me, but howmuchmore to you, both6in the flesh and in the Lord.
17Ifthen you regard me a 7partner, accept him as you would me.
But if he has wronged you in anywayorowes you anything, charge that to my account;
198I, Paul, am writing this with my ownhand, I will repay it (9not to bmention to you that you owe to me even your ownself as well ).
20Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; 10refresh my heart in Christ.
2111Havingconfidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will doevenmorethanwhat I say.