2 Timothy 1:4
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.

Berean Study Bible
Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

Berean Literal Bible
longing to see you, recalling 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;

New King James Version
greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, 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.

NASB 1995
longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.

NASB 1977
longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.

Amplified Bible
and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

Christian Standard Bible
Remembering your tears, I long to see you so 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,

American Standard Version
longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, 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

Contemporary English Version
I remember how you cried, and I want to see you, because this would make me truly happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Desiring to see thee, being mindful of 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;

Good News Translation
I remember your tears, and I want to see you very much, so that I may be filled with joy.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
desiring to see you greatly, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

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

New Heart English Bible
longing to see you, remembering your 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Encouragement to Be Faithful
3I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my forefathers, as I constantly remember you night and day in my prayers. 4Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am convinced is in you as well.…

Cross References
Acts 20:37
They all wept openly as they embraced Paul and kissed him.

2 Timothy 4:9
Make every effort to come to me quickly,

2 Timothy 4:21
Make every effort to come to me before winter. Eubulus sends you greetings, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.


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 thy diligence to come shortly unto me: …

Romans 1:11
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

Romans 15:30-32
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me; …

being.

Acts 20:19,31,37,38
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: …

Revelation 7:17
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Revelation 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

filled.

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

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Jeremiah 31:13
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.









(4) Greatly desiring to see thee.--In view of that violent death which, at this time a close prisoner, he saw was imminent, the memory, too, of the tears of his friend made him long yet more earnestly to see him once again on earth.

Being mindful of thy tears.--Shed probably by Timothy when his aged master had last taken leave of him. It is likely that the clouds of danger which were gathering thickly round St. Paul towards the close of his career had oppressed the brave-hearted Apostle with a foreboding of coming evil, and had invested the last parting with Timothy with circumstances of unusual solemnity. St. Paul had affected others besides Timothy with the same great love, so that tears were shed by strong men when he bade them farewell. (See the account of the leave-taking of the Ephesian elders at Miletus, Acts 20:37-38--"And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more.")

There is no necessity for Hofmann's singular, but rather far-fetched, theory here that the tears were simply an expression for Timothy's intense sorrow at hearing of the Apostle's arrest and close imprisonment, which sorrow St. Paul was made acquainted with in a letter. The tears, according to Hofmann, were those "welche Timotheus brieflich geweint hat."

That I may be filled with joy.--When he meets Timothy again.

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

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Recalling
μεμνημένος (memnēmenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3403: To remember, call to mind, recall, mention. A prolonged form of mnaomai; to remind, i.e. to recall to mind.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

tears,
δακρύων (dakryōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1144: A tear. Or dakruon dak'-roo-on; of uncertain affinity; a tear.

I long
ἐπιποθῶν (epipothōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1971: From epi and potheo; to dote upon, i.e. Intensely crave possession.

to see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

you
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

I may be filled
πληρωθῶ (plērōthō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

with joy.
χαρᾶς (charas)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5479: Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.


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