2 Timothy 3:14
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 have 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,

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;

New King James Version
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have 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,

NASB 1995
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

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

Amplified Bible
But as for you, continue in the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced [holding tightly to the truths], knowing from whom you learned them,

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

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

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.

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,

Contemporary English Version
Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things.

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;

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;

Good News Translation
But as for you, continue in the truths that you were taught and firmly believe. You know who your teachers were,

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
And you—remain in the things which you learned and were entrusted with, having known from whom you learned,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 have 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 faithful word as it was taught, so that he can encourage others by sound teaching and refute those who contradict it.


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 thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:2
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

See on

1 Timothy 4:16
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

assured.

Acts 17:31
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Romans 14:5
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Colossians 2:2
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

knowing.

2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[as for] you,
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

continue
μένε (mene)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the things
οἷς (hois)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you have learned
ἔμαθες (emathes)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

firmly believed,
ἐπιστώθης (epistōthēs)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4104: To convince, establish, give assurance to; pass: To be assured of. From pistos; to assure.

since you know
εἰδὼς (eidōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

from
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

whom
τίνων (tinōn)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

you learned [them].
ἔμαθες (emathes)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.


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