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Philemon 1:15Wrench

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[Your slave ran] away from you for a short time [to be reborn] so that you could live with him for eternity, [as brothers].

Rebirth

Other English Bible translations of Philemon 1:15:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNPerhaps the reason he was separated from you for a brief period was so that you could have him back forever,
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRPerhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back for good--
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNOnesimus was separated from you for a little while. Maybe that was so you could have him back for good.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNPerhaps you could think of it this way: Onesimus ran away for a little while so you could have him back forever.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNPerhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever,
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNMaybe it's all for the best that you lost him for a while. You're getting him back now for good--
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNIt may be that Onesimus was away from you for a short time so that you might have him back for all time.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNFor perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever,
King James Version (unedited)KJVFor perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;