Philemon 1:19
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New American Standard Bible
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).

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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).

Young's Literal Translation
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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Genesis 43:9
"I myself will be surety for him; you may hold me responsible for him. If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame before you forever.

Romans 16:22
I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:21
The greeting is in my own hand-- Paul.

2 Corinthians 9:4
otherwise if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we-- not to speak of you-- will be put to shame by this confidence.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ-- I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!

Galatians 5:2
Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.

Philemon 1:18
But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;

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