Philemon 1:19

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I Paul haue written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I doe not say to thee how thou owest vnto me, euen thine owne selfe besides:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well).
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

*I* Paul have written [it] with mine own hand; *I* will repay [it]: that I say not to thee that thou owest even thine own self also to me.
- Darby Bible

I Paul have written it with my own hand, I will repay it: although I do not say to thee that thou owest to me even thy own self besides.
- Webster's Bible

I Paul write this with my own hand--I will pay you in full. (I say nothing of the fact that you owe me even your own self.)
- Weymouth 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).
- World English Bible

Y Poul wroot with myn hoond, Y schal yelde; that Y seie not to thee, that also thou owist to me thi silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

I, Paul did write with my hand, I -- I will repay; that I may not say that also thyself, besides, to me thou dost owe.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


People's Bible Notes for Philemon 1:19


Phm 1:19 I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand. If you hold this wrong against him, here is my written bond that I will repay it. Albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. Here is a reminder that Philemon owed his salvation to Paul, a reminder which would certainly prevent him from putting in a claim against the apostle.

Discussion for Philemon 1

  • Jellyfish58
    Paul is always going for the greater good,
  • Jellyfish58
    I think it is interesting the boldness of Paul. vs 19: "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." On one hand he is saying he will repay Onesimus debt, yet he reminds Philemon, you owe me.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILEMON 1:6 THAT THE COMMUNICATION OF THY FAITH MAY BECOME EFFECTUAL BY THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF EVERY GOOD THING WHICH IS IN YOU IN CHRIST JESUS
  • Ray321
    Genesis 6 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. . Gal 5:17
  • A disciple
    Hi Denise; the words Paul uses are spiritual; like when he told the Corinthians, "I have begotten you..." He was NOT speaking carnally, but spiritually; just as the Apostles and Saints from earlier times are called The Church Fathers. The human is but the vessel through which the Spirit does the thing in spirit. Look at 1 Peter 1:3. The term "Born Again" is more accurately - "Born From Above."
  • Denise
    Yes Onesimus was the son of Paul.He explained that he begot him of his own bowels that meant Paul's body and it happened when he was in bonds.Paul was in prison when he and a woman made Onesimus.He never mentioned the woman but we all know how babies are made.Man and Woman Jesus is the Son Of God.And Also There Is God The Father Jesus Christ The Son And The Holy Ghost.3 in one.

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