Colossians 3:1

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

If yee then bee risen with Christ, seeke those things which are aboue, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 3:1

  • Larry Reynolds for verse 1
    I think this is The First Resurrection Ephesians 2:5 we were quickened together with Christ Revelation 20:6 WE were dead now we have a resurrected soul and Ephesians 2:6 we sit in heavenly places with Christ.
  • Promise okeh for verse 1
    Colossians 3vs1 teaches dat we shall forsake d worldly tins dats full of darkness seeing dat we hv raise wit Jesus unto a new life, thereby set our affections on d attributes of Jesus Christ
  • the word of God should be in a understandable format so its goodness can be enjoyed i enjoyed colossians 3;1