46I thank my Godalways, makingmention of you in my prayers,
because I 7hear of your love and of the faithwhich you havetoward the LordJesus and towardall the bsaints;
and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may becomeeffectivecthrough the 8knowledge of everygoodthing which is in you dfor Christ'ssake.
For I have come to havemuch9joy and comfort in your love, because the ehearts of the fsaints have been 10refreshedthrough you, brother.
8Therefore, 11though I havegenoughconfidence in Christ to order you to do what is 12proper,
yet for love'ssake I rather13appeal to you-since I amsuch a person as Paul, h the 14aged, and nowalso15 a prisoner of 16ChristJesus -
I 17appeal to you for my 18childi19Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my jimprisonment,
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,