Philemon 1:15

“For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For perhaps hee therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receiue him for euer:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For perhaps he was for this reason separated {from you} for a while, that you would have him back forever,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For perhaps he was therefore parted `from thee' for a season, that thou shouldest have him for ever;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is possible that for this reason he was parted from you for a time, so that you might have him for ever;
- Basic English Bible

for perhaps for this reason he has been separated [from thee] for a time, that thou mightest possess him fully for ever;
- Darby Bible

For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldst receive him for ever;
- Webster's Bible

For perhaps it was for this reason he was parted from you for a time, that you might receive him back wholly and for ever yours;
- Weymouth Bible

For perhaps he was therefore separated from you for a while, that you would have him forever,
- World English Bible

For perauenture therfor he departide fro thee for a tyme, that thou schuldist resseyue hym with outen ende;
- Wycliffe Bible

for perhaps because of this he did depart for an hour, that age-duringly thou mayest have him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:15


1:15 God might permit him to be separated (a soft word) for a season, that thou mightest have him for ever - Both on earth and in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:15


Phm 1:15 Perhaps he therefore departed for a season. Perhaps his departure was providential, That thou shouldest receive him for ever. To lead to his conversion, to give you a faithful helper, and to save him forever.

Discussion for Philemon 1:15

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