In which I suffer ill treatment, to bonds, as an evil doer; but the word of God has not been bound.
As it is just for me to think this concerning you all, for my having you in the heart; both in my bonds, and in the justification and confirmation of the good news, ye all being partakers of grace with me.
Therefore shouldest thou not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his imprisoned: but partake of afflictions with the good news according to the power of God;
Proclaiming the kingdom of God, and teaching things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, with all freedom of speech, unimpeded.
By which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and have been persuaded that he is able to watch my deposits to that day.
And for me, that the word might be given me, in the opening of my mouth in freedom of speech, to make known the mystery of the good news,
And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things. concerning me have rather gone to the advancement of the good news;
Praying together also for us, that God would open to us a door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, by which also I was bound;
The greeting of Paul by my hand. Remember my bonds. Grace with you. Amen.
As to the rest, pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be honoured, as also with you:
May the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for many times he refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my perplexity:
But the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the promulgation might be rendered perfectly certain, and all the nations might hear: and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.
Having your turning back good in the nations: that, in what they speak against you as doing evil, from good works, they having beheld, might praise God in the day of inspection.
Or to chiefs, as sent by him for the punishing of them doing evil, and the praise of them doing good.
Having a good consciousness; that, in what they speak evil against you, as doing evil, they threatening your good turning round in Christ should be ashamed.
For let not any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or doing evil, or as an inspector, in what pertains to others.