Which in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me:
Treasury of Scripture
Job 30:1,2 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock...
Matthew 25:30 And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants...
Romans 3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.
1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Luke 15:24,32 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry...
2 Timothy 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
ContextPaul's Appeal for Onesimus
8Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient, 9Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10I beseech you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: 11Which in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me: 12Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels: 13Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel: 14But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. 15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that you should receive him for ever; 16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 17If you count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. 18If he has wronged you, or owes you ought, put that on my account; 19I Paul have written it with my own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to you how you owe to me even your own self besides. 20Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say. 22But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
who once was unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable to thee and to me:
Who hath been heretofore unprofitable to thee, but now is profitable both to me and thee,
Darby Bible Translation
once unserviceable to thee, but now serviceable to thee and to me:
King James Bible
Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me:
Young's Literal Translation
who once was to thee unprofitable, and now is profitable to me and to thee,