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

  • Verse 15
    Surrounded by an unthankful world, we too can become ungrateful. We want to always remember meditate on our blessings from Jehovah God.
  • Kathy
    This verse, or part of it "when Christ who is your light appears," just came to me today. I had forgotten where this verse was, or the context. Sure glad I looked it up here. It was just what I needed and In going to pass it on in love. Shalom of God,,Kathy
  • Caroline
    It guides us into the way we must like our daily lives,always keeping in mind that we are different in that we are cleansed thus we ought to showcase this not only on certain days but at all times.
  • Rae
    He is the WAY, the LIGHT, the TRUTH. FOLLOW HIM AND WE ALL SHALL FIND LOVE, PEACE ETERNAL CERTAINTY. I woke up dreaming about this verse. Searched it online and it led me here. This thread couldnt have been any more perfect to stumble upon. Keep your humilty. Keep your joy. It is true, we will experience long suffering in this cruel, cruel world as a child of God... however, with His grace, we shall always be healed. Love you all. Rae
  • Drew
    We are loved by the Holy God who died for us. It is commanded of us to love our God with all our heart soul and mind and also to love all others with this love. We are to walk in the fruits of the spirit not in the flesh this is key to love.
  • Latrina Long
    Glory to Our Father who is worthy to Be Praise

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