But without your mind would I do nothing; that your benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
Treasury of Scripture
Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.
1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...
Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...
1 Corinthians 9:7,17 Who goes a warfare any time at his own charges? who plants a vineyard, and eats not of the fruit thereof? or who feeds a flock...
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.
2 Corinthians 9:5,7 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brothers, that they would go before to you, and make up beforehand your bounty...
1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...
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
but without thy mind I would do nothing; that thy goodness should not be as of necessity, but of free will.
But without thy counsel I would do nothing: that thy good deed might not be as it were of necessity, but voluntary.
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:
King James Bible
But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.
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,