but without your consent I did not want to doanything, so that your goodness would 1not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own freewill.
For perhaps2he was for thisreasonseparated from you for a while, that you would have him backforever,
163nolonger as a slave, but morethan a slave, 4a belovedbrother, especially to me, but howmuchmore to you, both5in the flesh and in the Lord.
17Ifthen you regard me a 6partner, accept him as you would me.
But if he has wronged you in anywayorowes you anything, charge that to my account ;
197I, Paul, am writing this with my ownhand, I will repay it (8not to amention to you that you owe to me even your ownself as well ).
20Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord ; 9refresh my heart in Christ.
2110Havingconfidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will doevenmorethanwhat I say.
At the sametimealsoprepare me a 11lodging, for 12I hope that through13your prayers14I will be given to you.
2315Epaphras, my 16fellowprisoner in ChristJesus, greets you,
as do 17Mark, 18Aristarchus, 19Demas, 20Luke, my 21fellowworkers.