42I thank my Godalways, makingmention of you in my prayers,
because I 3hear of your love and of the faithwhich you havetoward the LordJesus and towardall the asaints ;
and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may becomeeffectivebthrough the 4knowledge of everygoodthing which is in you cfor Christ'ssake.
For I have come to havemuch5joy and comfort in your love, because the dhearts of the esaints have been 6refreshedthrough you, brother.
8Therefore, 7though I havefenoughconfidence in Christ to order you to do what is 8proper,
yet for love'ssake I rather9appeal to you-since I amsuch a person as Paul, g the 10aged, and nowalso11 a prisoner of 12ChristJesus -
I 13appeal to you for my 14childh15Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my iimprisonment,
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 j16imprisonment for the gospel ;