bowels Summary and Overview
bowels in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Phil. 1:8; 2:1; Col. 3:12), compassionate feelings; R.V., "tender mercies."
bowels in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
BOWELS . As we use the terms heart, breast, bosom, so this term is used by the sacred writers, evidently in a figurative sense, for affections or emotions of the heart. Col 3:12; 1 John 3:17.
bowels in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Bowels, including the heart, the seat of the affections and emotions. "My bowels are troubled for him," namely, with tender yearnings of compassionate love (Jeremiah 31:20; Isaiah 63:15; Hosea 11:8; Philemon 2:1).