41I thank my Godalways, makingmention of you in my prayers,
because I 2hear 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 3knowledge of everygoodthing which is in you cfor Christ'ssake.
For I have come to havemuch4joy and comfort in your love, because the dhearts of the esaints have been 5refreshedthrough you, brother.
8Therefore, 6though I havefenoughconfidence in Christ to order you to do what is 7proper,
yet for love'ssake I rather8appeal to you-since I amsuch a person as Paul, g the 9aged, and nowalso10 a prisoner of 11ChristJesus -
I 12appeal to you for my 13childh14Onesimus, 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 j15imprisonment for the gospel;
but without your consent I did not want to doanything, so that your goodness would 16not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own freewill.