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But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Philemon 1:14
But without thy minde would I doe nothing, that thy benefite should not bee as it were of necessitie, but willingly.- King James Version (1611)
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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.- New American Standard Version (1995)
but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.- American Standard Version (1901)
But without your approval I would do nothing; so that your good works might not be forced, but done freely from your heart.- Basic English Bible
but I have wished to do nothing without thy mind, that thy good might not be as of necessity but of willingness:- Darby Bible
But without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. - Webster's Bible
Only I wished to do nothing without your consent, so that his kind action of yours might not be done under pressure, but might be a voluntary one.- Weymouth Bible
But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will.- World English Bible
but with out thi counseil Y wolde not do ony thing, that thi good schulde not be as of nede, but wilful.- Wycliffe Bible
and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, but of willingness,- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:14
1:14 That thy benefit might not be by constraint - For Philemon could not have refused it.
People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:14
Phm 1:14 But without thy mind would I do nothing. He wished, if such a service was rendered, it might be with Philemon's free consent.
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