Night and day (nukto kai hmera). Genitive of time, "by night and by day." As in 1 Thessalonians 2:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:10 . Longing (epipoqwn). Present active participle of epipoqew, old word, eight times in Paul ( 1 Thessalonians 3:6 ; Philippians 1:8 , etc.). Remembering thy tears (memnhmeno sou twn dakruwn). Perfect middle participle of mimnhskw, old and common verb with the genitive, only here in the Pastorals and elsewhere by Paul only in 1 Corinthians 11:2 . Probably an allusion to the scene at Miletus ( Acts 20:37 ). Cf. Acts 20:19 . That I may be filled with joy (ina cara plhrwqw). Final clause with ina and first aorist passive subjunctive of plhrow (with genitive case cara), a verb common with Paul ( Romans 8:4 ; Romans 13:8 ).