Ephesians 4:20
New International Version
That, however, is not the way of life you learned

New Living Translation
But that isn’t what you learned about Christ.

English Standard Version
But that is not the way you learned Christ!—

Berean Study Bible
But this is not the way you came to know Christ.

Berean Literal Bible
But you have not learned Christ this way,

King James Bible
But ye have not so learned Christ;

New King James Version
But you have not so learned Christ,

New American Standard Bible
But you did not learn Christ in this way,

NASB 1995
But you did not learn Christ in this way,

NASB 1977
But you did not learn Christ in this way,

Amplified Bible
But you did not learn Christ in this way!

Christian Standard Bible
But that is not how you came to know Christ,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But that is not how you learned about the Messiah,

American Standard Version
But ye did not so learn Christ;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have not learned The Messiah in this way,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you have not so learned Christ;

English Revised Version
But ye did not so learn Christ;

Good News Translation
That was not what you learned about Christ!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But that is not what you learned from Christ's teachings.

International Standard Version
However, that is not the way you came to know the Messiah.

Literal Standard Version
and you did not so learn the Christ,

NET Bible
But you did not learn about Christ like this,

New Heart English Bible
But you did not learn Christ that way;

Weymouth New Testament
But these are not the lessons which you have learned from Christ;

World English Bible
But you did not learn Christ that way;

Young's Literal Translation
and ye did not so learn the Christ,

Additional Translations ...
Context
New Life in Christ
19Having lost all sense of shame, they have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity, with a craving for more. 20But this is not the way you came to know Christ. 21Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him—in keeping with the truth that is in Jesus—…

Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Ephesians 4:21
Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him--in keeping with the truth that is in Jesus--


Treasury of Scripture

But you have not so learned Christ;

Luke 24:47
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 6:45
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

Romans 6:1,2
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? …









(20) Ye have not so learned Christ.--Better, ye did not so learn the Christ. To "learn Christ" is a phrase not used elsewhere; but easily interpreted by the commoner phrase to "know Christ" (see John 14:7; John 14:9; 2Corinthians 5:16; Philippians 3:10), which is still nearer to it in the original, for the word used for "to know" properly means to perceive or "come to know." It would seem that the name "the Christ" is here used emphatically, in distinction from the "Jesus" of the next verse. "To learn the Christ" is to enter into the true meaning of His office as the Anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, or, in one word, as the Mediator, in whom we as Christians escape from the guilt and bondage of the sins described above. Such learning--like the "knowing" of 2Corinthians 5:14--is not "after the flesh," by the mere hearing of the ear, but "after the Spirit," writing Christ upon the heart.

Verse 20. - But ye did not thus learn Christ. "But" emphatic - a great contrast, that must come home to the conscience of every Christian, and to his whole heart and soul. The expression, "learn Christ," is a pregnant one, corresponding to "preaching Christ" (Acts 8:5) - all about Christ, Christ in all his offices, and in all his influence. He that learns Christ appropriates him in the efficacy of his atonement, in the power of his Spirit, in the force of his lessons, and in the spirit of his influence, and finds the whole to be diametrically opposite to the godless world.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

this is not the way
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

you
Ὑμεῖς (Hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

came to know
ἐμάθετε (emathete)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 3129: Prolongation from a primary verb, another form of which, matheo, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn.

Christ.
Χριστόν (Christon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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