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;
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Greatly desiring to see thee; - see 2 Timothy 4:9, 2 Timothy 4:21. It was probably on, account of this earnest desire that this Epistle was written. He wished to see him, not only on account of the warm friendship which he had for him, but because he would be useful to him in his present circumstances; see the introduction, Section 3.
Being mindful of thy tears - Alluding probably to the tears which he shed at parting from him. The occasion to which he refers is not mentioned; but nothing is more probable than that Timothy would weep when separated from such a father and friend. It is not wrong thus to weep, for religion is not intended to make us stoics or savages.
That I may be filled with joy - By seeing you again. It is easy to imagine what joy it would give Paul, then a prisoner, and forsaken by nearly all his friends, and about to die, to see a friend whom he loved as he did this young man. Learn hence, that there may be very pure and warm friendship between an old and young man, and that the warmth of true friendship is not diminished by the near prospect of death.
LibraryThe Seventh Word from the Cross
While all the words of dying persons are full of interest, there is special importance attached to the last of them. This is the Last Word of Jesus; and both for this reason and for others it claims particular attention. A noted Englishman is recorded to have said, when on his deathbed, to a nephew, "Come near and see how a Christian can die." Whether or not that was a wise saying, certainly to learn how to die is one of the most indispensable acquirements of mortals; and nowhere can it be learnt …
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ
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And they began to weep aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him,
2 Timothy 4:9
Make every effort to come to me soon;
2 Timothy 4:21
Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, also Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.
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