2 Timothy 1:4
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English Standard Version
As I remember your tears, I long to see you, 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;

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,

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Greatly desiring (ἐπιποθῶν)

Better, longing. Pastorals only here. Quite frequent in Paul. See Romans 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:2; 2 Corinthians 9:14; Philippians 1:8, etc. The compounded preposition ἐπὶ does not denote intensity, as A.V. greatly, but direction. Comp. 2 Timothy 4:9, 2 Timothy 4:21.

Being mindful of thy tears (μεμνημένος σου τῶν δακρύων)

The verb, μιμνήσκεσθαι in Paul, only 1 Corinthians 11:2. In Pastorals only here. The words give the reason for the longing to see Timothy. The allusion is probably to the tears shed by Timothy at his parting from Paul. One is naturally reminded of the parting of Paul with the Ephesians elders at Miletus (Acts 20:17 ff., see especially Acts 20:37). Holtzmann remarks that Paul's discourse on that occasion is related to this passage as program to performance. Bonds await the apostle (Acts 20:23), and Paul appears as a prisoner (2 Timothy 1:8). He must fulfill his course (Acts 20:24); here he has fulfilled it (2 Timothy 4:7). He bids the overseers take heed to the flock, for false teachers will arise in the bosom of the church (Acts 20:29, Acts 20:30); these letters contain directions for the guidance of the flock, and denunciations of heretical teachers.

That I may be filled with joy

Const. with longing to see you.

2 Timothy 1:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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, to the end you may be established;

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

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

Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart...

1 Thessalonians 3:1 Why when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

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 middle of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters...

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying...

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 ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

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...

John 16:22,24 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you...

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

Cross References
Acts 20:37
And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him,

2 Timothy 4:9
Do your best to come to me soon.

2 Timothy 4:21
Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.

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