Philemon 1:13
Good News Translation
I would like to keep him here with me, while I am in prison for the gospel's sake, so that he could help me in your place.

Contemporary English Version
I would like to keep him here with me, where he could take your place in helping me while I am here in prison for preaching the good news.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bands of the gospel.

New American Bible
I should have liked to retain him for myself, so that he might serve me on your behalf in my imprisonment for the gospel,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bands of the gospel.

in thy stead.

1 Corinthians 16:17 And I rejoice in the presence of Stephanus and Fortunatus and Achaicus: because that which was wanting on your part, they have supplied.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that which on your part was wanting towards my service.

the bonds.

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, a brother: to Philemon, our beloved and fellow labourer,

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles:

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called:

Context
Paul's Appeal for Onesimus
12Whom I have sent back to thee. And do thou receive him as my own bowels. 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.…
Cross References
Philippians 1:7
As it is meet for me to think this for you all, for that I have you in my heart; and that, in my bands and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my joy.

Philemon 1:10
I beseech thee for my son, whom I have begotten in my bands, Onesimus,

Philemon 1:12
Whom I have sent back to thee. And do thou receive him as my own bowels.

Additional Translations
I would have liked to keep him with me, so that on your behalf he could minister to me in my chains for the gospel.

whom I was wishing to keep with myself, so that on behalf of you he might serve me in the chains of the gospel.

Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel:

whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

whom I was desirous of keeping with myself, that for thee he might minister to me in the bonds of the glad tidings;

whom I would fain have kept with me, that in thy behalf he might minister unto me in the bonds of the gospel:

Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel:

It was my wish to keep him at my side for him to attend to my wants, as your representative, during my imprisonment for the Good News.

whom I desired to keep with me, that on your behalf he might serve me in my chains for the Good News.

whom I did wish to retain to myself, that in thy behalf he might minister to me in the bonds of the good news,
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