Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:2

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

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Other Translations

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
- King James Version

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

  • 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.

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