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
  • Leah
    I woke up midnight overwhelmed with fear and I remembered the words that God did not give us the spirit of fear in 2 Tim. So I thought the fear that woke me up was not from God, I claimed those words to conquer the fear, gave thanks to God and went back to sleep soundly.
  • Hailey
    I really like 2 Timothy because i really love learning a lot about my savior JESUS CHRIST!!
  • 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.
  • Robin
    I thank God for showing us how to overcome FEAR Amen
  • Jeff
    What don't you understand? Perhaps I may be of assistance with other Biblical references.

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