2 Timothy 1:4
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New International Version
Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

New Living Translation
I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.

English Standard Version
As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.

New American Standard Bible
longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.

King James Bible
Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy,

International Standard Version
recalling your tears and longing to see you so that I can be filled with joy.

NET Bible
As I remember your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I long to see you and I remember your tears, so that I am filled with joy

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I remember your tears and want to see you so that I can be filled with happiness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
greatly desiring to see thee (being mindful of thy tears), that I may be filled with joy,

King James 2000 Bible
Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

American King James Version
Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

American Standard Version
longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy,

Darby Bible Translation
earnestly desiring to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

English Revised Version
longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Webster's Bible Translation
Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Weymouth New Testament
being always mindful of your tears, and longing to see you that I may be filled with joy.

World English Bible
longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Young's Literal Translation
desiring greatly to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that with joy I may be filled,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-5 The promise of eternal life to believers in Christ Jesus, is the leading subject of ministers who are employed according to the will of God. The blessings here named, are the best we can ask for our beloved friends, that they may have peace with God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Whatever good we do, God must have the glory. True believers have in every age the same religion as to substance. Their faith is unfeigned; it will stand the trial, and it dwells in them as a living principle. Thus pious women may take encouragement from the success of Lois and Eunice with Timothy, who proved so excellent and useful a minister. Some of the most worthy and valuable ministers the church of Christ has been favoured with, have had to bless God for early religious impressions made upon their minds by the teaching of their mothers or other female relatives.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Longing for greatly desiring, A.V.; remembering for being mindful of, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Greatly desiring to see thee,.... In his former epistle he had desired him to stay at Ephesus, there being some work for him to do, which made it necessary he should continue; but now having answered the apostle's purpose, and he standing in need of him at Rome, being without any assistant there, some having left him, and others were left by him in other places, and others were sent by him elsewhere; and it having been some time since he saw Timothy, he longed for a sight of him:

being mindful of thy tears; shed either at the afflictions and sufferings of the apostle, of which Timothy, being his companion, was an eyewitness, and he being of a truly Christian sympathizing spirit, wept with those that wept; or at their parting from each other, as in Acts 20:37

that I may be filled with joy; at the sight of him, and not at the remembrance of his tears; for the last clause is to be read in a parenthesis, and these words stand not connected with that, but with the preceding part of the text. The apostle intimates, that a sight of his dearly beloved son Timothy would fill him with joy amidst all his troubles and afflictions he endured for the Gospel: this is an instance of hearty, sincere, and strong affection.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. desiring—Greek, "with yearning as for one much missed."

mindful of thy tears—not only at our parting (Ac 20:37), but also often when under pious feelings.

that I may be filled with joy—to be joined with "desiring to see thee" (Ro 1:11, 12; 15:32).

2 Timothy 1:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Encouragement to Be Faithful
3I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, 4longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy. 5For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
Cross References
Acts 20:37
They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him.

2 Timothy 4:9
Do your best to come to me quickly,

2 Timothy 4:21
Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.
Treasury of Scripture

Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

desiring.

2 Timothy 4:9,21 Do your diligence to come shortly to me…

Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, …

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels …

Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that …

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, …

1 Thessalonians 3:1 Why when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left …

being.

Acts 20:19,31,37,38 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, …

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, …

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall …

filled.

Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old …

John 16:22,24 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and …

1 John 1:4 And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

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