2 Timothy 3:14
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New International Version
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,

New Living Translation
But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.

English Standard Version
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it

Berean Study Bible
But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them.

Berean Literal Bible
But you, abide in the things you have learned and have been assured of, having known from whom you learned them,

New American Standard Bible
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

King James Bible
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you,

International Standard Version
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and found to be true, because you know from whom you learned it.

NET Bible
You, however, must continue in the things you have learned and are confident about. You know who taught you

New Heart English Bible
But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you should abide in those things that you have learned and of which you are assured, for you know from whom you have learned them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, continue in what you have learned and found to be true. You know who your teachers were.

New American Standard 1977
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them;

Jubilee Bible 2000
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and in that which has been entrusted unto thee, knowing of whom thou hast learned them,

King James 2000 Bible
But continue in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

American King James Version
But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

American Standard Version
But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned, and which have been committed to thee: knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, abide in those things which thou hast learned, and [of which] thou hast been fully persuaded, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];

English Revised Version
But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Webster's Bible Translation
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing from whom thou hast learned them;

Weymouth New Testament
But you must cling to the things which you have learnt and have been taught to believe, knowing who your teachers were,

World English Bible
But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou -- be remaining in the things which thou didst learn and wast entrusted with, having known from whom thou didst learn,
Study Bible
All Scripture is God-Breathed
13while evil men and imposters go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them. 15From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.…
Cross References
2 Timothy 1:13
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:9
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it was taught, so that by sound teaching he will be able to encourage others and refute those who contradict this message.
Treasury of Scripture

But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;

continue.

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in …

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the …

See on

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

assured.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world …

Romans 14:5 One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day …

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to …

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having …

knowing.

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures…

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

(14) But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned.--But Timothy, on the other hand, was to continue in the things he had learned. Evil teaching would become worse; the opposition to truth would, as the ages rolled on, become more intense; but Timothy and his successors must remember that there was to be no development in the fundamental doctrines of his most holy faith. He had (2Timothy 3:10) fully known St. Paul's doctrine--that doctrine which St. Paul had received directly from the Holy Spirit of God.

Knowing of whom thou hast learned them.--There is some doubt whether the Greek word rendered "whom" is in the singular or plural, the older authorities being nearly equally balanced. The reading here of the singular has been adopted with the Syriac versions, Chrysostom, Augustine, and the Vulgate. The reference then is to St. Paul. If the plural, were adopted, then the reference would probably be to St. Paul and Barnabas, or to some other distinguished teacher. Some commentators believe that Lois and Eunice are here alluded to, the pious mother and grandmother of Timothy. This, however, seems unlikely: for such a reminiscence, although a touching memory and one likely to appeal to his affection, would hardly be of that weighty and important character as to warrant its introduction into this solemn exhortation; besides, any reference to home and family reminiscences would be included in the next verse: "From a child thou hast known," &c.

Verse 14. - Abide for continue, A.V. Abide thou, etc. Be not like these juggling heretics, blown about by every wind of doctrine, and always seeking some new thing, but abide in the old truths which thou hast learnt from thy childhood. Hast been assured of (ἐπιστώθης); only here in the New Testament, but found in 2 Macc. 7:24 and 1 Kings 1:36. In classical Greek it has the same sense as here (among others), "to be made sure of a thing." Of whom thou hast learned them (παρὰ τίνος ἔμαθες, or, according to another reading of nearly equal authority, παρὰ τίνων). If τίνος is the right reading, it must refer either to God or to St. Paul. In favour of its referring to God is the expression in the Prophet Isaiah commented upon by our Lord in John 6:45, where παρὰ τοῦ Πατρὸς answers to παρὰ τίνος; the promise concerning the Comforter, "He shall teach you all things" (John 14:26, etc.); and the very similar reasoning of St. John, when he is exhorting his "little children" to stand fast in the faith, in spite of those that seduced them: "Let that therefore abide in you which ye have heard from the beginning;" for "the anointing which ye have received of him, abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,...and even as it hath taught yon, abide in him" (1 John 2:24-28); and other similar passages. There would obviously be great force in reminding Timothy that he had received the gospel under the immediate teaching of the Holy Spirit, and that it would be a shameful thing for him to turn aside under the influence of those impostors. If τίνων does not refer to God, it must refer to St. Paul. If, on the other hand, τίνων is the true reading (which is less probable), it must refer to Lois and Eunice, which seems rather feeble. But continue thou in the things,.... That is, in the doctrines of the Gospel, and not be moved away from them, either through the malice or persecutions, or the cunning sleight of men that lie in wait to deceive; and which is an exhortation suitable to the godly in all ages: and what follow are so many reasons enforcing it:

which thou hast learned: not merely in a theoretical way, as arts and sciences are learned, but in a spiritual and experimental manner; a comfortable knowledge and experience of which he had attained unto; and were not like those in 2 Timothy 3:7, who had been ever learning, and yet could not come to the knowledge of the truth: and since therefore he had learned the truths of the Gospel, and had attained to a good understanding of them, it was his duty, as it is the duty of all such, to abide by them:

and hast been assured of: the doctrines of the Gospel are certain things; they are truths without controversy; there is a full assurance of understanding of them, which men may arrive unto, and which ministers should, since they are to affirm them with certainty. Scepticism is very unbecoming one that calls himself a minister of the Gospel; and when a man is assured of the truth and reality of Gospel doctrines, it would be shameful in him to drop them, or depart from them:

knowing of whom thou hast learned them. The apostle means himself, though he modestly forbears the mention of himself: and it is another argument why Timothy should continue steadfastly in the doctrines of the Gospel, seeing he had learned them of so great an apostle of Christ; whose mission, as such, was abundantly confirmed by miracles and success, and who had received these doctrines by immediate revelation from Christ; so that it was all one as if Timothy had learned them from Christ himself. The Alexandrian copy reads the word "whom", in the plural number, as if the apostle referred to more teachers of Timothy than himself; however, he doubtless was the principal one. 14. But … thou—Whatever they may do. Resuming the thread begun at 2Ti 3:10.

learned—from me and thy mother and grandmother (2Ti 1:5; 2:2).

assured of—from Scripture (2Ti 3:15).

of whom—plural, not singular, in the oldest manuscripts, "from what teachers." Not only from me, but from Lois and Eunice.3:14-17 Those who would learn the things of God, and be assured of them, must know the Holy Scriptures, for they are the Divine revelation. The age of children is the age to learn; and those who would get true learning, must get it out of the Scriptures. They must not lie by us neglected, seldom or never looked into. The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life. The prophets and apostles did not speak from themselves, but delivered what they received of God, 2Pe 1:21. It is profitable for all purposes of the Christian life. It is of use to all, for all need to be taught, corrected, and reproved. There is something in the Scriptures suitable for every case. Oh that we may love our Bibles more, and keep closer to them! then shall we find benefit, and at last gain the happiness therein promised by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the main subject of both Testaments. We best oppose error by promoting a solid knowledge of the word of truth; and the greatest kindness we can do to children, is to make them early to know the Bible.
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