Repay - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Repay

[ 1,,G591, apodidomi ]
to give back," is translated "I will repay" in Luke 10:35. See DELIVER, A, No. 3, RECOMPENSE, B, No. 2, RENDER, No. 1.

[ 2,,G467, antapodidomi ]
"to give in return for," is translated "I will repay" in Romans 12:19, AV (RV, "I will recompense"). See RECOMPENSE, B, No. 1, RENDER, No. 2.

[ 3,,G661,apotino / apotio ] signifying "to pay off" (apo, "off," tino, "to pay a fine"), is used in Philemon 1:19, of Paul's promise to "repay" whatever Onesimus owed Philemon, or to whatever extent the runaway slave had wronged his master. The verb is very common in the papyri, e.g., in a contract of apprenticeship the father has to pay a forfeit for each day of the son's absence from work. Moulton and Milligan, who draw this and other illustrations in the way of "repayment," point out that "this verb is stronger than apodidomi (No. 1), and carries with it the idea of 'repayment' by way of a fine or punishment, a fact which lends emphasis to its use in Philemon 1:19."

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