Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient,
He has no authority in himself, but he has in Christ. His own personality gives him none, but his relation to his Master does. It is a distinct assertion of right to command, and an equally distinct repudiation of any such right, except as derived from his union with Jesus.
(A. Maclaren, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,