2 Timothy 1:4
Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
And here may the profane learn a lesson or two, if they please, for this is the true cause why the faithful, like pigeons, flock to the house of God, and are to be found there in troops and companies. Is not that the congregation of the saints, and the royal exchange, where they all meet together? Again, they may see why some sigh in soul and desire to be loosed. For their best friends be gone to heaven before them, and Christ is absent from them (Philippians 3:20).
(J. Barlow, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;