Philemon 1:8
Good News Translation
For this reason I could be bold enough, as your brother in Christ, to order you to do what should be done.

Contemporary English Version
Christ gives me the courage to tell you what to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose:

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Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose:

bold.

2 Corinthians 3:12 Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence.

2 Corinthians 10:1,2 Now I Paul, myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ: who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. . . .

2 Corinthians 11:21 I seek according to dishonour, as if we had been weak in this part. Wherein if any man dare (I speak foolishly), I dare also.

1 Thessalonians 2:2,6 But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness. . . .

enjoin.

2 Corinthians 10:8 For if also I should boast somewhat more of our power, which the Lord hath given us unto edification and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed.

Context
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
7For I have had great joy and consolation in thy charity, because the bowels of the saints have been refreshed by thee, brother. 8Wherefore, though I have much confidence in Christ Jesus to command thee that which is to the purpose: 9For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:12
Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence.

Ephesians 5:4
Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

Additional Translations
So although in Christ I am bold enough to order you to do what is proper,

Therefore, having much boldness in Christ to order you what is befitting,

Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient,

Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee that which is befitting,

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

Wherefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to enjoin thee that which is befitting,

Wherefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient.

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

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

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