Whom I have sent again: you therefore receive him, that is, my own bowels:
1. His forgiving is not the ground, but the evidence of his forgiveness.
2. His forgiving is an evidence that the forgiveness of God preserves him.
3. His forgiving shows the truth of his testimony, that there is forgiveness.
(J. P. Lange.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: