Philemon 1 :21

Philemon 1 :21 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Having confidence in thine obedience I write unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do even beyond what I say.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Being certain that you will do my desire, I am writing to you, in the knowledge that you will do even more than I say.

Webster's Revision

Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote to thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

World English Bible

Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even beyond what I say.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Having confidence in thine obedience I write unto thee, knowing that thou wilt do even beyond what I say.

Definitions for Philemon 1 :21

Clarke's Commentary on Philemon 1 :21

Having confidence in thy obedience - I know that it will please thee thus to oblige thy friend, and I know that thou wilt do more than I request, because thou feelest the affection of a son to thy spiritual father. Some think that the apostle hints to Philemon that he should manumit Onesimus.

Barnes's Commentary on Philemon 1 :21

Having confidence in thy obedience - That you would comply with all my expressed desires.

I wrote unto thee - "I have written to you;" to wit, in this Epistle.

Knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say - In all the respects which he had mentioned - in receiving Onesimus, and in his kind treatment of him. He had asked a great favor of him, but he knew that he would go even beyond what he had asked.

Wesley's Commentary on Philemon 1 :21

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