New International Version
Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
King James Bible
Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
Darby Bible Translation
once unserviceable to thee, but now serviceable to thee and to me:
World English Bible
who once was useless to you, but now is useful to you and to me.
Young's Literal Translation
who once was to thee unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to thee,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Was to thee unprofitable - Alluding to the meaning of Onesimus's name, as has been already noted; though the apostle uses a different Greek word to express the same idea.
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LibraryThe Epistles of the Captivity.
During his confinement in Rome, from a.d. 61 to 63, while waiting the issue of his trial on the charge of being "a mover of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5), the aged apostle composed four Epistles, to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. He thus turned the prison into a pulpit, sent inspiration and comfort to his distant congregations, and rendered a greater service to future ages than he could have …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
I am sending him--who is my very heart--back to you.
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