New Living Translation
But I didn't want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced.
King James Bible
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Darby Bible Translation
but I have wished to do nothing without thy mind, that thy good might not be as of necessity but of willingness:
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.
Young's 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:14 That thy benefit might not be by constraint - For Philemon could not have refused it.
2 Corinthians 9:7
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person who gives cheerfully."
1 Peter 5:2
Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly--not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
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