Philemon 1:8

“Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, though I might bee much bolde in Christ to enioyne thee that which is conuenient;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, though I have enough confidence in Christ to order you {to do} what is proper,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee that which is befitting,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so, though I might, in the name of Christ, give you orders to do what is right,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore having much boldness in Christ to enjoin thee what is fitting,
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, though I might with Christ's authority speak very freely and order you to do what is fitting,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to command you that which is appropriate,
- World English Bible

For which thing Y hauynge myche trist in Crist Jhesu, to comaunde to thee that that perteyneth to profit;
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore, having in Christ much boldness to command thee that which is fit --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philemon 1:8


1:8 I might be bold in Christ - Through the authority he hath given me.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:8


Phm 1:8 Wherefore. After this introduction Paul states the purpose of the letter. Though I might be very bold in Christ. As an apostle, and as the one who gave Philemon the gospel, he had the right to enjoin thee that which is convenient. To command what is befitting.

Discussion for Philemon 1

  • Jellyfish58
    Paul is always going for the greater good,
  • Jellyfish58
    I think it is interesting the boldness of Paul. vs 19: "I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides." On one hand he is saying he will repay Onesimus debt, yet he reminds Philemon, you owe me.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILEMON 1:6 THAT THE COMMUNICATION OF THY FAITH MAY BECOME EFFECTUAL BY THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF EVERY GOOD THING WHICH IS IN YOU IN CHRIST JESUS
  • Ray321
    Genesis 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. . Gal 5:17
  • A disciple
    Hi Denise; the words Paul uses are spiritual; like when he told the Corinthians, "I have begotten you..." He was NOT speaking carnally, but spiritually; just as the Apostles and Saints from earlier times are called The Church Fathers. The human is but the vessel through which the Spirit does the thing in spirit. Look at 1 Peter 1:3. The term "Born Again" is more accurately - "Born From Above."
  • Denise
    Yes Onesimus was the son of Paul.He explained that he begot him of his own bowels that meant Paul's body and it happened when he was in bonds.Paul was in prison when he and a woman made Onesimus.He never mentioned the woman but we all know how babies are made.Man and Woman Jesus is the Son Of God.And Also There Is God The Father Jesus Christ The Son And The Holy Ghost.3 in one.

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