Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

References

Images Colossians 3:2

Prayers for Colossians 3:2

Context Readings

Seek The Things Above

1 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. 2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. 3 For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.


Cross References

Matthew 16:23

But Jesus turned away from Peter and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to Me]; for you are minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but of men.

1 Chronicles 22:19

Now set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessity) the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into the house built to the Name and renown of the Lord.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness -- "trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Psalm 119:36-37

Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness (robbery, sensuality, unworthy riches).

Luke 12:15

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

Philippians 3:19-20

They are doomed and their fate is eternal misery (perdition); their god is their stomach (their appetites, their sensuality) and they glory in their shame, siding with earthly things and being of their party.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, in addition to all I have prepared for the holy house, I have a private treasure of gold and silver which I give for the house of my God:

Psalm 49:11-17

Their inward thought is that their houses will continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands their own [apart from God] and after their own names.

Psalm 62:10

Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 23:5

Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly make themselves wings, like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Ecclesiastes 7:14

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one side by side with the other, so that man may not find out anything that shall be after him.

Matthew 6:19

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.

Luke 16:8-9

And [his] master praised the dishonest (unjust) manager for acting shrewdly and prudently; for the sons of this age are shrewder and more prudent and wiser in [ relation to] their own generation [to their own age and kind] than are the sons of light.

Luke 16:11

Therefore if you have not been faithful in the [case of] unrighteous mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions), who will entrust to you the true riches?

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

Romans 8:4-6

So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].

Philippians 1:23

But I am hard pressed between the two. My yearning desire is to depart (to be free of this world, to set forth) and be with Christ, for that is far, far better;

Colossians 3:1

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.

Colossians 3:5

So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

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