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Philemon 1:14

Without thy mind (cwri th sh gnwmh). Judgment, purpose ( 1 Corinthians 1:10 ; 1 Corinthians 7:25 ). Ablative case with cwri (apart from). I would do nothing (ouden hqelhsa poihsai). First aorist active indicative of qelw, I decided, I wished, decision reached (cf. eboulomhn in verse 1 Corinthians 13 . Thy goodness (to agaqon sou). Neuter articular adjective (thy good deed). As of necessity (w kata anagkhn). "As if according to compulsion." See 2 Corinthians 9:7 . But of free will (alla kata ekousion). According to what is voluntary ( Numbers 15:3 ). Perhaps tropon (way, manner) is to be understood with the adjective ekousio (old word, here alone in N.T.), from ekwn ( 1 Corinthians 9:17 ; Romans 8:20 ).