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

  • Stephanie september
    I just love that verse, it tells us how we are expected to live our lives and respect each other as husband and wives and that God should've a part of our daily lives and that we cannot prosper without him, that should we sin in anyway we will not prosper in life. We need to look to God in all we do and not be caught up in worldly things but those things of our Father. We must encourage each other
  • Brenton hannah
    I love the bible
  • John marrero
    We the children of God should dress ourselvs with all the wonderfull things that God stands for.
  • MockingBird
    First , I see that I have to put this on : So I must not have it on yet : I am already an elect of God : Therefore I have Holy Spirit within : To allow Holy Spirit within to do as He pleases , I must be ,Holy , which I am and Beloved and , I am beloved of my Father : Because of His mercy toward me I should be able to show mercy also , to be kind, and to have a humble mind , Meekness , an awareness of the presence of God and longsuffering toward my Brothers and sisters. Sometimes this is difficult : But God will not have me do anything that He has not done Himself : I am to be Christ like : this is a continual submitting to Holy Spirit in me.
  • Mena ama
    if we are able to put on these things with the help of God, then we will be like him and will be worthy partakers of his kingdom. may God help us through our journey in this world, so that we reach our destination safely. God bless us all.
  • Benjamin for verse 2
    it is Beautiful and I have sined and ask the lord to forgive me of my sins

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