Seeing that (epeidh). Resumes from verse 2 Timothy 21 . The structure is not clear, but probably verses 2 Timothy 23 24 form a sort of conclusion or apodosis to verse 2 Timothy 22 the protasis. The resumptive, almost inferential, use of de like alla in the apodosis is not unusual. Ask for signs (shmeia aitousin). The Jews often came to Jesus asking for signs ( Matthew 12:38 ; Matthew 16:1 ; John 6:30 ). Seek after wisdom (sopian zhtousin). "The Jews claimed to possess the truth: the Greeks were seekers, speculators" (Vincent) as in Acts 17:23 .