John Bengel Commentary - Philemon 1:19 - 1:19

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John Bengel Commentary - Philemon 1:19 - 1:19


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Phm 1:19. Ἐγὼ Παῦλος, I Paul) It was his handwriting.-ἐγὼ ἀποτίσω, I will repay) as a parent is wont to pay the debt of his son. The prisoner writes in good earnest, and with confidence that he would not want the power [of fulfilling his engagement]. But yet he promises conditionally, viz. if Philemon would exact it, Phm 1:21.-σεαυτὸν, thyself) It cannot be told how great is the obligation which is owed to those who have won souls. External property is due for spiritual benefits, but not by political obligation.-προσοφείλεις, thou even owest) This refers to owes, Phm 1:18. It is not only fitting that the pardon of Onesimus be granted to me, but thou even owest me thyself.