Did I intreat (parekalesa). Did I invite you. Because of the hope of Israel (eineken th elpido tou Israel). Genitive with preposition eineken. The hope of the Messiah is his point as in Luke 26:6 . I am bound with this chain (thn alusin tauthn perikeimai). This old verb means to lie around as in Luke 17:2 ; Hebrews 12:1 . But it is also used as the passive of peritiqhmi, to place around with the accusative of peritiqhmi retained. It is a transitive passive. Paul does not lie around the chain, but the chain lies around him, a curious reversal of the imagery (Robertson, Grammar, p. 815).