“Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:”
King James Version (KJV)
1:12 Receive him, that is, my own bowels - Whom I love as my own soul. Such is the natural affection of a father in Christ toward his spiritual children.
Phm 1:12 Whom I have sent again. Not only that he may make amends to thee for his wrong, but that thou mayst be able to treat him as a brother in Christ. Thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels. Rather, "My very heart" (Revised Version). I am so much attached to him. To be unkind to him would wound Paul's very heart.