Philemon 1:14
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New International Version
But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary.


New American Standard Bible
but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.


King James Bible
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I didn't want to do anything without your consent, so that your good deed might not be out of obligation, but of your own free will.


International Standard Version
Yet I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your good deed might not be something forced, but voluntary.


American Standard Version
but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But without thy counsel I would do nothing: that thy good deed might not be as it were of necessity, but voluntary.


Darby Bible Translation
but I have wished to do nothing without thy mind, that thy good might not be as of necessity but of willingness:


Young's Literal Translation
and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, but of willingness,
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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
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.


1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;


Treasury of Scripture

But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

without.

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

thy benefit.

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

1 Corinthians 9:7,17 Who goes a warfare any time at his own charges? who plants a vineyard, and eats not of the fruit thereof? or who feeds a flock...

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:5,7 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty...

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

Strong's Concordance
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Topical Bible
Action Anything Apart Approval Benefit Compulsion Consent Deed Effect Favor Forced Free Freely Goodness Heart Kind Mind Necessity Nothing Order Preferred Pressure Spontaneous Voluntary Willed Willing Willingly Willingness Wished Works Yours
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Philemon Chapter 1 Verse 14

Alphabetical: and any anything be But by compulsion consent did do effect favor forced free goodness I in not of own so spontaneous that to want will without would you your

NT Letters: Philemon 1:14 But I was willing to do nothing (Phm Phl)
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