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Philemon 1:21

    Philemon 1:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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' Notes 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.

    Verses Related to Philemon 1:21

    Deuteronomy 11:1 - Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
    Exodus 19:5 - Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
    1 John 5:2 - By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.