Philemon 1:13
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New International Version
I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.


New American Standard Bible
whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel;


King James Bible
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wanted to keep him with me, so that in my imprisonment for the gospel he might serve me in your place.


International Standard Version
I wanted to keep him with me so that he could serve me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel.


American Standard Version
whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel:


Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bands of the gospel:


Darby Bible Translation
whom I was desirous of keeping with myself, that for thee he might minister to me in the bonds of the glad tidings;


Young's Literal Translation
whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in thy behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news,
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Context
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus

8Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient, 9Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: 11Which in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me: 12Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels: 13Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel: 14But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you should receive him for ever; 16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 17If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 18If he has wronged you, or owes you ought, put that on my account; 19I Paul have written it with my own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to you how you owe to me even your own self besides. 20Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say. 22But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.
Cross References
Philippians 1:7
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my grace.


Philemon 1:10
I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:


Philemon 1:12
Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels:


Philemon 1:12
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