Philemon 1:14

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

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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