2 Timothy 1:4

“Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindfull of thy teares, that I may bee filled with ioy,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Desiring to see you, keeping in my memory your weeping, so that I may be full of joy;
- Basic English Bible

earnestly desiring to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
- Darby Bible

Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
- Webster's Bible

being always mindful of your tears, and longing to see you that I may be filled with joy.
- Weymouth Bible

longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
- World English Bible

niyt and dai, desirynge to se thee; hauynge mynde of thi teeris, that Y be fillid with ioye.
- Wycliffe Bible

desiring greatly to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that with joy I may be filled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 1:4


1:4 Being mindful of thy tears - Perhaps frequently shed, as well as at the apostle's last parting with him.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 1:4


2Ti 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears. There is something pathetic in this language. The lonely prisoner calls to him the tears of Timothy at their last parting, and feels a yearning desire to see and counsel him face to face once more.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 1

  • Danny
    It depicts the necessity of our personal relationship with God and that intimate relationship bond of love speaks with courage. That is the strength of the relationship or personal experience in with whom believed in.
  • SHARON KAY HUNN
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  • Julius O
    Apostle Paul full of Grace could not hide his feelings or Love for his Spiritual Son "Timothy" haven recognized the unwavering or unshakable faith of Timothy which He traced to his grandmother and his biological mother Eunice. However, Apostle Paul in his advise encourage Timothy not to consider his age, but rather depend on the Grace of God ( The God's ability). Make alive the gift of God in you.
  • Jeff
    What don't you understand? Perhaps I may be of assistance with other Biblical references.
  • i was diagnosed with a serious form of mental illness. Another patient gave me this verse. It freed me for sure. And is very special to me. God has given these gifts to all his children including me. So when the enemy comes to knock on my door....... Of whom shal I fear? I have shared this verse with many other patients and seen them smile with joy. What a gift!
  • Nancy
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts in a world full of chaos it can be difficult to discern the truth from a lie - our sorrow can be turned into joy repent of sins through Gods grace mercy we can find the Prince of Peace the Lord Jesus Christ be filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost Acts2:38 when we surrender our lives to follow Christ that is when the enemy attacks - not only us, but the people we love please read Ephesians ch 6 we must put on the armour of God and call on His holy name ... Plead the blood of Jesus Christ keep the faith for deliverance is held , as you are in the palm of His hand... May you all have a blessed day

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