Philemon 1:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Philemon 1:13, NIV: I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains for the gospel.
Philemon 1:13, ESV: I would have been glad to keep him with me, in order that he might serve me on your behalf during my imprisonment for the gospel,
Philemon 1:13, KJV: Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
Philemon 1:13, NASB: whom I wanted to keep with me, so that in your behalf he might be at my service in my imprisonment for the gospel;
Philemon 1:13, NLT: I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf.
Philemon 1:13, CSB: I wanted to keep him with me, so that in my imprisonment for the gospel he might serve me in your place.