Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:1

“If yee then bee risen with Christ, seeke those things which are aboue, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God:”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
- King James Version

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then you have a new life with Christ, give your attention to the things of heaven, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
- Basic English Bible

If therefore ye have been raised with the Christ, seek the things [which are] above, where the Christ is, sitting at [the] right hand of God:
- Darby Bible

If ye then be raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
- Webster's Bible

If however you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, enthroned at God's right hand.
- Weymouth Bible

If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye han risun togidere with Crist, seke ye tho thingis that ben aboue, where Crist is sittynge in the riythalf of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

If, then, ye were raised with the Christ, the things above seek ye, where the Christ is, on the right hand of God seated,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:1


3:1 If ye are risen, seek the things above - As Christ being risen, immediately went to heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:1


Col 3:1 The New Life in Christ SUMMARY OF COLOSSIANS 3: Fellowship with the Risen Christ. Our Lives with Him. Hence, All the Evil Deeds of the Old Life Must Be Put Away. All Distinctions Done Away in Christ. Hence, Brotherly Love Must Be Cherished. The Indwelling of Christ's Word. Concerning Songs. Various Duties. If ye then be risen with Christ. The Revised Version is correct: "If then ye were raised together with Christ". A definite act, not a state, is referred to. The definite act is named in Col 2:12. When they were "buried with him in baptism", they were also raised from this burial with him through faith, quickened. Hence here he says, "If then ye were raised with him", if your obedience was from the heart and in faith, if you rose therefore "with him" (these are the emphatic words), then seek those things which are above. The risen Christ ascended; let your aspirations ascend also. Where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. See PNT "Eph 1:20".

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:1 if you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD --3:2-- set your affection on things above not on things on the earth --3:3-- for you are dead and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD --3:4 when CHRIST who is our life shall appear then shall you also appear with HIM in glory
  • HL BL
    "...above all these things put on charity,3:14" "Charity...beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." 1Cor.13:4-8; "3:14 ...the bond of perfectness", capsules the essence of The Godhead and the Word; God is Love. Love sent His Son to Calvary that we may have eternal life, because of this Love came the Comforter--the Spirit of Truth.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:23 and whatsoever you do do it heartily as to THE LORD and not unto men --3:24-- knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you --- SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of inheritance --- FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --- PSALM 119:140 THY WORD IS VERY PURE THEREFORE --- THY SERVANT LOVETH IT--PSALM 119:38 ESTABLISH THY WORD--UNTO THY SERVANT--WHO IS DEVOTED TO THY FEAR [SALM 31:23 O LOVE THE LORD all you HIS saints for THE LORD preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer
  • Jesse davis
    God gave me Col. 3 a few years back. While walking and talking to God He brought up Col. 3. I broke down crying because I was very depressed and needed strengeth and encouragement. Because of God's grace, love and mercy I'm still here. I think, meditate and apply Col. 3 nearly every day since that time. All because of the power of the Holy Spirit am I able to live the Christian life. Praise God ..
  • Jesse davis
    Christ died for us and if we want to we can invite Him into out hearts for salvation. Someone of us ride in our cars to church. Some have to walk and others hitch a ride with someone. We are all going to the same place church. So maybe our comfort zone has been invaded and the hairs on our neck stands up. But if itt's only a change of sound and not doctrine we need to thank God others are coming.

What Do You Think of Colossians 3?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links