Philemon 1:14
Good News Translation
However, I do not want to force you to help me; rather, I would like for you to do it of your own free will. So I will not do anything unless you agree.

Contemporary English Version
But I won't do anything unless you agree to it first. I want your act of kindness to come from your heart, and not be something you feel forced to do.

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.

New American Bible
but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.

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

without.

Philemon 1:8,9 Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose: . . .

2 Corinthians 1:24 0

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.

thy benefit.

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know my God that thou provest hearts, and lovest simplicity, wherefore I also in the simplicity of my heart, have joyfully offered all these things: and I have seen with great joy thy people, which are here present, offer thee their offerings.

Psalm 110:3 With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.

1 Corinthians 9:7,17 Who serveth as a soldier, at any time, at his own charges? Who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Who feedeth the flock and eateth not of the milk of the flock? . . .

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if the will be forward, it is accepted according to that which a man hath: not according to that which he hath not.

2 Corinthians 9:5,7 Therefore I thought it necessary to desire the brethren that they would go to you before and prepare this blessing before promised, to be ready, so as a blessing, not as covetousness. . . .

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

Context
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
13Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bands of the gospel. 14But without thy counsel I would do nothing: that thy good deed might not be as it were of necessity, but voluntary. 15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season from thee that thou mightest receive him again for ever:…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

Additional Translations
But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your goodness will not be out of compulsion, but by your own free will.

But I wanted to do nothing apart from your consent, so that your good may be not as according to necessity, but according to willingness.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will.

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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