Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.

A Conservative Version

If therefore ye were raised with the Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

American Standard Version

If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

Amplified

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

An Understandable Version

If then you people have been raised up together with Christ [i.e., from your burial in immersion, See 2:12-13 with Rom. 6:4], pay attention to the things that are above [i.e., heavenly things], where Christ is seated at the right side of God.

Anderson New Testament

If, then, you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where the Christ sits at the right hand of God;

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

If then you are risen with Christ, seek the things, that are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God.

Darby Translation

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:

Godbey New Testament

If then ye are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting on the right hand of God;

Goodspeed New Testament

If, then, you have been raised to life with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are where Christ is, above, seated at God's right hand.

John Wesley New Testament

If ye then are risen with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ sitteth at the right-hand of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If ye then are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where the Christ sits at the right hand of God.

Julia Smith Translation

If therefore ye be risen with Christ, seek things above, where Christ is sitting on the right hand of God.

King James 2000

If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, if you have been raised together with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Modern King James verseion

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If ye be then risen again with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the righthand of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Since then you have been raised with Christ, aim at what is above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God;

Montgomery New Testament

If you then are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ abides, seated on the right hand of God.

NET Bible

Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

New Heart English 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.

Noyes New Testament

If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting on the right hand of God.

Sawyer New Testament

IF you, therefore, have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God;

The Emphasized Bible

If, therefore, ye have been raised together with the Christ, the things on high, be seeking, where, the Christ, is - on the right hand of God, sitting;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Since, therefore, you were raised to Life with the Christ, seek for the things that are above; for it is there that the Christ is 'seated at the right hand of God.'

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

So if you have been raised to life in fellowship with Christ, keep on seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

If, therefore, ye were raised up with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

Worsley New Testament

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

ye
συνεγείρω 
sunegeiro 
rise with, raise up together
Usage: 3

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

be risen with
συνεγείρω 
sunegeiro 
rise with, raise up together
Usage: 3

Χριστός 
christos 
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557
Usage: 557

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ἄνω 
Ano 
above, up, high, brim
Usage: 8

οὗ 
Hou 
Usage: 40

κάθημαι 
Kathemai 
sit, sit down, sit by, be set down, dwell
Usage: 78

on
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the right hand
δεξιός 
Dexios 
Usage: 36

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:1

Devotionals containing Colossians 3:1

Images Colossians 3:1

Prayers for Colossians 3:1

Context Readings

Seek The Things Above

1 Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.


Cross References

Matthew 6:20

But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,

Matthew 6:33

But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.

Luke 12:33

"Sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don't wear out a dependable treasure in heaven, where no thief can get close and no moth can destroy anything.

Psalm 16:11

You cause me to know the path of life; in your presence is joyful abundance, at your right hand there are pleasures forever. A Davidic Prayer.

Psalm 73:25-26

Whom do I have in heaven but you? I desire nothing on this earth.

Matthew 26:64

Jesus told him, "You have said so. Nevertheless I tell you, from now on you will see "the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power' and "coming on the clouds of heaven.'"

Mark 14:62

Jesus said, "I AM, and "you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power' and "coming with the clouds of heaven.'"

Luke 22:69

But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God."

Acts 2:34

After all, David did not go up to heaven, but he said, "The Lord told my Lord, "Sit at my right hand,

Acts 7:55

But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

Romans 6:4-5

Therefore, through baptism we were buried with him into his death so that, just as the Messiah was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too may live an entirely new life.

Romans 6:9-11

for we know that the Messiah, who was raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

Romans 8:6

To focus our minds on the human nature leads to death, but to focus our minds on the Spirit leads to life and peace.

Romans 8:34

Who is the one to condemn? It is the Messiah Jesus who is interceding on our behalf. He died, and more importantly, has been raised and is seated at the right hand of God.

2 Corinthians 4:18

because we do not look for things that can be seen but for things that cannot be seen. For things that can be seen are temporary, but things that cannot be seen are eternal.

Galatians 2:19-20

For through the Law I died to the Law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with the Messiah.

Ephesians 1:19-20

and the unlimited greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his mighty strength,

Ephesians 2:5-6

even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),

Ephesians 4:10

The one who went down is the same one who went up above all the heavens so that all things would be fulfilled.

Mark 16:19

So the Lord Jesus, after talking with his disciples, was taken up to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Luke 20:42

Because David himself in the book of Psalms says, "The Lord told my Lord, "Sit at my right hand,

Philippians 3:20-21

Our citizenship, however, is in heaven, and it is from there that we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.

Colossians 2:12-13

When you were buried with the Messiah in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

Colossians 2:20

If you have died with the Messiah to the basic principles of the world, why are you submitting to its decrees as though you still lived in the world?

Colossians 3:2

Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.

Hebrews 1:3

He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his powerful word. After he had provided a cleansing from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Highest Majesty

Hebrews 1:13

But to which of the angels did he ever say, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point in what we are saying is this: we do have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven

Hebrews 10:12

But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God."

Hebrews 11:13-16

All these people died having faith. They did not receive the things that were promised, yet they saw them in the distant future and welcomed them, acknowledging that they were strangers and foreigners on earth.

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

1 Peter 3:22

who has gone to heaven and is at the right hand of God, where angels, authorities, and powers have been made subject to him.

Psalm 17:14-15

from men, LORD, by your hand from men who belong to this world, whose reward is only in this life. But as for your treasured ones, may their stomachs be full, may their children have an abundance, and may they leave wealth to their offspring.

Psalm 110:1

A declaration from the LORD to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool."

Proverbs 15:24

The way of life leads upward for the wise so he may avoid Sheol below.

Matthew 22:44

"The Lord told my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet."'?

Mark 12:36

David himself said by the Holy Spirit, "The Lord told my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet."'

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