14 But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary.

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15 Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—
16 no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.

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17 So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me.

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18 If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.

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19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back—not to mention that you owe me your very self.

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20 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

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21 Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask.

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22 And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.

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24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.

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