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Philemon 1:19

    Philemon 1:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I Paul have written it with my own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to you how you owe to me even your own self besides.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee that thou owest to me even thine own self besides.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I, Paul, writing this myself, say, I will make payment to you: and I do not say to you that you are in debt to me even for your life.

    Webster's Revision

    I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee that thou owest to me even thine own self besides.

    World English Bible

    I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self besides).

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee how that thou owest to me even thine own self besides.

    Definitions for Philemon 1:19

    Albeit - Even though; although.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philemon 1:19

    I Paul have written it with mine own hand - It is likely that the whole of the letter was written by St. Paul himself, which was not his usual custom. See on 2 Thessalonians 3:17 (note). But by thus speaking he bound Philemon to do what he requested, as an act of common civility, if he could not feel a higher motive from what he had already urged.

    Albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me - I ask thee to do this thing to oblige me, though I will not say how much thou owest unto me; even thine own self, as having been the means of thy conversion.

    Barnes' Notes on Philemon 1:19

    I Paul have written it with mine own hand - It has been inferred from this, that Paul wrote this entire Epistle with his own hand, though this was contrary to his usual practice; compare the Romans 16:22 note; 1 Corinthians 16:21 note; Galatians 6:11 note. He undoubtedly meant to refer to this as a mark of special favor toward Philemon, and as furnishing security that he would certainly be bound for what he had promised.

    I will repay it - I will be security for it. It is not probable that Paul supposed that Philemon would rigidly exact it from him, but if he did, he would feel himself bound to pay it.

    Albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides - Paul had doubtless been the means of the conversion of Philemon, and whatever hope he cherished of eternal life, was to be traced to his instrumentality. Paul says that this was equivalent to his owing himself to him. His very life - his eternal welfare - was to be traced to his labors. What he asked now of him was a small matter compared with this, and he seems to have supposed - what was probably true - that for this consideration, Philemon would not think of exacting of him what he had voluntarily obligated himself to obey.

    Wesley's Notes on Philemon 1:19

    1:19 I will repay it - If thou requirest it. Not to say, that then owest me thyself - It cannot be expressed, how great our obligation is to those who have gained our souls to Christ. Beside - Receiving Onesimus.