2. and Apphia our sister and Archeppos our fellow soldier and the assembly at your house:
7. For we have much joy and encouragement in your love, because the tender affections of the set-apart ones have been refreshed by you, brother.
8. Therefore, although I have much boldness in Messiah to command you what is fitting,
10. I appeal to you for my child Onesimos, whom I brought forth while in my chains,
11. who formerly was of no use to you, but now is of good use to you and to me,
12. whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Besorah.
14. But without your opinion I wished to do none at all, so that your good deed should not be by the way of necessity, but voluntary.
15. For he parted from you for a while, possibly because of this, so that you might have him back forever,
16. no longer as a slave, but more that a slave — as a beloved brother — especially to me, and how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Master.
17. So, if you regard me as your partner, receive him as you would me.
18. But, if he has wronged you or owes you whatever, put that on my account.
19. I, Sha’ul, wrote with my own hand. I shall repay — not to mention to you that you, indeed, owe yourself to me also.
20. Yea, brother, let me derive pleasure from you in the Master, refresh my tender affections in the Master.
21. Trusting in your obedience, I wrote to you, knowing that you shall do even more than I say.
22. And at the same time, also prepare a place for me to stay, for I trust that through your prayers, I shall be given to you.
24. and Mark, Aristarchos, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.