4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.
4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
4 I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion.
4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,
4 I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:4
Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:1-5
(Read 2 Timothy 1:1-5)
The promise of eternal life to believers in Christ Jesus, is the leading subject of ministers who are employed according to the will of God. The blessings here named, are the best we can ask for our beloved friends, that they may have peace with God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Whatever good we do, God must have the glory. True believers have in every age the same religion as to substance. Their faith is unfeigned; it will stand the trial, and it dwells in them as a living principle. Thus pious women may take encouragement from the success of Lois and Eunice with Timothy, who proved so excellent and useful a minister. Some of the most worthy and valuable ministers the church of Christ has been favoured with, have had to bless God for early religious impressions made upon their minds by the teaching of their mothers or other female relatives.