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21Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.


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21. Having confidence in thy obedience—to my apostolic authority, if I were to "enjoin" it (Phm 8), which I do not, preferring to beseech thee for it as a favor (Phm 9).

thou will also do more—towards Onesimus: hinting at his possible manumission by Philemon, besides, being kindly received.




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