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

  • Ray321
    123, Philemon was the saved master of Onesimus. When Apostle Paul was in prison, he met Onesimus the slave. Onesimus got right with God and became friends in the Lord with Paul. Paul told Philemon that Onesimus is one of us and that Paul will pay his bill. How beautiful is this story. Slaves and Masters were a common thing in the Bible. Praise God for freedom from satan. God bless you ........
  • Irene123
    V.2 - Apphia and Archippus were husband and wife; just as Aquila and Pricilla were.
  • Irene123
    People on here need to read more carefully, PRAY beforehand, for Jesus' wisdom it was ONESIMUS , not Philemon, that was the slave.
  • Renee Allen
    Onesimus was Philemon's slave who had run away. Philemon 1:10-14. If you're not sure of the meaning ask GOD to give you wisdom knowledge and understanding of His word! He will. We receive not because we ask not! Have a blessed day! GODS CHILD.
  • Terri
    Anne, bond does not mean from one's bowels.
  • Breeze
    I think shows a great lesson. From how I read the chapter, I think Philemon had no problem receiving his servant back. It makes me wonder if he had been praying for Onesimus to meet someone to lead him to the Lord. How wonderful that the Lord reconnected them through a mutual friend. I hope to have my own Onesimus testimony one day with a long-lost friend.

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