Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

But I didn't want to do anything without your consent, so that your good deed might not be out of obligation, but of your own free will.

International Standard Version

Yet I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your good deed might not be something

A Conservative Version

But I wanted to do nothing without thy mind, so that thy goodness might not be as from obligation, but from volition.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But it has been my wish to do nothing about it without first consulting you and getting your consent, in order that your benevolence might not seem to be the result of compulsion or of pressure but might be voluntary [on your part].

An Understandable Version

But I did not want to do anything without your permission, so that your goodness [of heart] would not be shown out of a feeling of obligation, but out of willingness.

Anderson New Testament

but, without your consent, I was not willing to do any thing, that your good deed might not be as a matter of necessity, but one of free-will.

Bible in Basic English

But without your approval I would do nothing; so that your good works might not be forced, but done freely from your heart.

Common New Testament

but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but I would not do any thing without your consent; that your benefaction might not appear any ways forc'd, but perfectly voluntary.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

but without your consent I did not wish to do anything; in order that your good might not be by constraint, but by the free will:

Goodspeed New Testament

but I do not wish to do anything without your consent, so that your kindness might be voluntary, and not have the appearance of compulsion.

John Wesley New Testament

But I would do nothing without thy consent; that thy good deed might not be, as it were, by constraint, but willingly.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but I did not want to do anything without thy counsel, that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Julia Smith Translation

But without thy judgment I would do nothing; that good might not be as according to necessity, but according to free will.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But apart from your consent, I wanted to do nothing, in order that your good [deed] might be not as according to necessity, but according to [your own] free will.

Modern King James verseion

But without your consent I was willing to do nothing, that your good should not be of necessity, but willingly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless, without thy mind, would I do nothing, that that good which springeth of thee should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

Moffatt New Testament

but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your goodness to me might come of your own free will, without any appearance of constraint.

Montgomery New Testament

But without your consent I was unwilling to do anything, so that your kindness to me might be of your own free will, and not of compulsion.

NET Bible

However, without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your good deed would not be out of compulsion, but from your own willingness.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

but I chose to do nothing without thy consent, that thy benefit may be not as from necessity, but willingly.

Sawyer New Testament

but without your consent I will do nothing, that your service may not be compulsory but voluntary;

The Emphasized Bible

But, apart from thy mind, I wished to do, nothing, that, not as by necessity, thy goodness should be, but, by choice.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but without thy consent would I do nothing; that this good deed of thine might not be as of necessity, but from thy own choice.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But I do not wish to do anything without your consent, because I want your generosity to be voluntary and not, as it were, compulsory.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

but I would not do a single thing about it without your consent, so that this kindness of yours to me might not seem to come by compulsion but voluntarily.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

but, without your consent, I was willing to do nothing; that your beneficence might not be by necessity, but by choice.

Worsley New Testament

But I would do nothing without thy knowledge, that thy kindness might not be as it were forced, but voluntary.

Youngs Literal Translation

and apart from thy mind I willed to do nothing, that as of necessity thy good deed may not be, but of willingness,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

χωρίς 
Choris 
Usage: 38

thy
σός 
Sos 
σοῦ 
Sou 
Usage: 10
Usage: 241

γνώμη 
Gnome 
judgment, mind, purpose 9, advice, will, agree 9
Usage: 9

would I
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

should not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

as it were
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

of
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ἀναγκή 
Anagke 
Usage: 15

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

References

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Verse Info

Context Readings

An Appeal For Onesimus

13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel; 14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will. 15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever,


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