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:”

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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

  • Carolyn
    Love no of Col. Col. 4:5 a verse He laid on my heart. He died for me.. I'll be a witness for Himi....AMEN Feel He is personally speaking to me in this book..
  • Alexis
    Colossians 3:12-17
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSINS 3:19 HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES AND BE NOT BITTER AGAINST THEM 1 JOHN 2:5 but whoso keepeth HIS word in him verily is the love of GOD perfected hereby we know that we are in HIM 1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS ***JOHN 14:15 --- IF YOU LOVE ME --- KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS***
  • 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

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