New International Version
Recalling your tears, I long to see you, 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;
Darby Bible Translation
earnestly desiring to see thee, remembering thy tears, 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,
2 Timothy 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Being mindful of thy tears - Whether the apostle refers to the affecting parting with the Ephesian Church, mentioned Acts 20:37, or to the deep impressions made on Timothy's heart when he instructed him in the doctrine of Christ crucified, or to some interview between themselves, it is not certainly known. The mention of this by the apostle is no small proof of his most affectionate regards for Timothy, whom he appears to have loved as a father loves his only son.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Form of Sound Words
The Apostle most earnestly admonished Timothy to "hold fast the form of sound words which he had heard of him in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus." I do not suppose that by this it is intended that Paul ever wrote out for Timothy a list of doctrines; or that he gave him a small abstract of divinity, to which he desired him to subscribe his name, as the articles of the church over which he was made a pastor. If so, doubtless the document would have been preserved and enrolled in the canons …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
In Death and after Death
The Final Arrest
The Communion of Saints.
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.
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