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

  • Leah
    The Holy Sprit in me is my Power
  • 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.
  • Wayne
    Today my son is getting married for the second time. Regarding this scripture, I know forehand there will dancing to worldly music. I know my granddaughters will approach me and want me to dance. I have a hard time applying this scripture if I would even consider this. The world has a nack of putting you on the spot. But I will not give myself to the worldly ways and for that I know I'll be ridiculed by others who will be attending. This has always been the case at every wedding I've attended. I always feel like a duck out of water so to speak. But I realize I must go because it's out of respect to my son and my daughter-in-law to be. Living for the Lord is trying at times but if we'll stay the course, he'll be there for us and strengthen us.
  • Jennifer Bernard-Allen for verse 7
    2 Timothy 1:7 I am 62 yrs old.For many years I lived under "fear" which is not of our Father Abba but of the devil. So reading the Word,listening to Ministers preaching I came upon this scripture verse applied it to my everyday life,keep covering myself,home my surroundings that the blood of Jesus fills every space around me I have no place for Fear try it my christian families Fear will be no more let the blood of Jesus remove all Fear.Amen
  • 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!

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