Colossians 3:2

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Set your affection on things aboue, not on things on the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth.
- Basic English Bible

have your mind on the things [that are] above, not on the things [that are] on the earth;
- Darby Bible

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Give your minds to the things that are above, not to the things that are on the earth.
- Weymouth Bible

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.
- World English Bible

Sauere ye tho thingis, that ben aboue, not tho that ben on the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:2


Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above. This is a condition of seeking the things above. Our hearts must be in heaven with our beloved Lord.

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Ihioma dapper
    colossians 3:1 means that the moment you have repented.strife to those things that please God according to his word.
  • Librarygal143
    Dear Lord, please help my family to be a stronger, faith-filled one;to love and respect one another, and to seek you first, always. Thank you, in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.
  • Librarygal143
    I want to seek where you are, O Lord Jesus. Amen.
  • Sharon
    Colossians 3vs1 teaches us to live a christlike way which Jesus demonstrated as in Galations 5vs22 as Jesus died and rose from the dead for our redemption, so we became new creatures, behold old things became new. Therefore we need to lay our treasures in heaven where moth and rust will not destroy ,for where your treasure is your heart will be also, Matthew 6vs19-21 says.
  • Lilian
    Children are the blessings from God. My child is the fruit of my womb. Thank you Jesus for giving me this miracle blessing. I truly believe your prophecy on me Praised God and thank you Jesus for the blood. Meditating God's words and obedience to his words are more important than sacrifice. As parents its our responsibility to teach our child the word of God so that they will be bless in the land
  • Wayne
    Read vv. 23-25. When you serve the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.

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