Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

King James Version

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Holman Bible

Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Think on the things above, not the things on the earth.

American Standard Version

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.

Amplified

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

An Understandable Version

Focus your minds on the things that are above, not on earthly things.

Anderson New Testament

mind the things that are above, not the things that are on the earth:

Bible in Basic English

Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

let the things above, and not such worldly matters be the object of your thoughts.

Darby Translation

have your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth;

Godbey New Testament

think about those things above, and not things upon the earth.

Goodspeed New Testament

Fix your thoughts on the things that are above, not on those that are on earth.

John Wesley New Testament

Set your affections on the things above, not the things on the earth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Set your sight on things above, not on things on the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Think of things above, and not upon those upon the earth.

King James 2000

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Set your mind on the things above, not [on] the things on earth.

Modern King James verseion

Be mindful of things above, not on things on the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Set your affection on things that are above, and not on things which are on the earth.

Moffatt New Testament

mind what is above, not what is on earth,

Montgomery New Testament

Set your heart on things above, not on earthly things;

NET Bible

Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth,

New Heart English Bible

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.

Noyes New Testament

Set your mind on the things above, not on things on the earth.

Sawyer New Testament

employ your minds on things above, not on things on the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

The things on high, hold in esteem, not the things upon the earth:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Fix your minds on things above, not on things on the earth.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Fix your thoughts upon the things that are above, not upon those that are on earth.

Webster

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

Practice occupying your minds with the things above, not with the things on earth;

World English Bible

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.

Worrell New Testament

Keep thinking of the things above, not of the things on the earth,

Worsley New Testament

Mind the things above, not those on the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
φρονέω 
Phroneo 
think, regard, mind, be minded, savour, be of the same mind Trans, be like minded ,
Usage: 27

on things



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

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

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

on
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:2

Devotionals containing Colossians 3:2

Images Colossians 3:2

Prayers for Colossians 3:2

Context Readings

Seek The Things Above

1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.


Cross References

Matthew 16:23

But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."

1 Chronicles 22:19

"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD."

Psalm 91:14

"Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

Psalm 119:36-37

Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

Luke 12:15

Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

Philippians 3:19-20

whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 Chronicles 29:3

"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,

Psalm 49:11-17

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

Psalm 62:10

Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Proverbs 23:5

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.

Matthew 6:19

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Luke 16:8-9

"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

Luke 16:11

"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?

Luke 16:19-25

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

Romans 8:4-6

so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Philippians 1:23

But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;

Colossians 3:1

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

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

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