Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

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

Amplified

Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].

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.

John Wesley New Testament

Set your affections on the things above, not the 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 to life with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are where Christ is, above, seated at God's right hand. 2 Fix your thoughts on the things that are above, not on those that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life now lies hidden with Christ in God.


Cross References

Matthew 16:23

But he turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!"

Matthew 16:23

But he turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!"

Matthew 16:23

But he turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!"

Matthew 16:23-37

But he turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!"

Luke 12:15

And he said to them, "Take care! You must be on your guard against any form of greed, for a man's life does not belong to him, no matter how rich he is."

Philippians 3:19-20

They are doomed to destruction: their appetites are their god; they glory in their shame; they are absorbed in earthly matters.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,

Matthew 6:19

"Do not store up your riches on earth, where moths and rust destroy them, and where thieves break in and steal them,

Luke 16:8-9

And his master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder in their relation to their own age than the sons of the light.

Luke 16:11

So if you have proved untrustworthy in using your ill-gotten wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

Luke 16:19-25

"There was once a rich man, who used to dress in purple and fine linen, and to live in luxury every day.

Romans 8:4-6

so that the requirement of the Law might be fully met in our case, since we live not on the physical but on the spiritual plane.

Philippians 1:23

I am undecided between the two, for I long to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better,

Colossians 3:1

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.

Colossians 3:5

So treat as dead your physical nature, as far as immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed are concerned; for it is really idolatry.

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