1:4 I give thanks to my God, always making mention of you in my prayers, 1:5 hearing of your love and faith that you have unto the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, 1:6 that the fellowship of your faith may become working in the full knowledge of every good thing that [is] in you toward Christ Jesus; 1:7 for we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the affections of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
1:8 Therefore, having in Christ much boldness to command you that which is fit -- 1:9 because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ; 1:10 I entreat you concerning my child -- whom I did beget in my bonds -- Onesimus, 1:11 who once was to you unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to you, 1:12 whom I did send again, and you him (that is, my own affections) receive, 1:13 whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in your behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news, 1:14 and apart from your mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity your good deed may not be, but of willingness, 1:15 for perhaps because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly you may have him, 1:16 no more as a servant, but above a servant -- a brother beloved, especially to me, and how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord!
1:17 If, then, with me you have fellowship, receive him as me, 1:18 and if he did hurt to you, or does owe anything, this to me be reckoning; 1:19 I, Paul did write with my hand, I -- I will repay; that I may not say that also yourself, besides, to me you do owe.
1:20 Yes, brother, may I have profit of you in the Lord; refresh my affections in the Lord; 1:21 having been confident in your obedience I did write to you, having known that also above what I may say you will do; 1:22 and at the same time also prepare for me a lodging, for I hope that through your prayers I shall be granted to you.
1:23 Salute you does Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,) 1:24 Markus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lukas, my fellow-workmen!
1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with your spirit! Amen.