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Colossians 3:1

    Colossians 3:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 3:1

    If ye then - Ει ουν· Seeing then that ye are risen with Christ; this refers to what he had said, Colossians 2:12 : Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him. As, therefore, ye have most cordially received the doctrine of Christ; and profess to be partakers of a spiritual religion, that promises spiritual and eternal things; seek those things, and look to be prepared for the enjoyment of them.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 3:1

    If ye then be risen with Christ - The apostle in this place evidently founds the argument on what he had said in Colossians 2:12; see the notes at that passage. The argument is, that there was such an union between Christ and his people, that in virtue of his death they become dead to sin; that in virtue of his resurrection they rise to spiritual life, and that, therefore, as Christ now lives in heaven, they should live for heaven, and fix their affections there.

    Seek those things which are above - That is, seek them as the objects of pursuit and affection; strive to secure them.

    Where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God - Notes, Mark 16:19. The argument here is, that since Christ is there, and since he is the object of our supreme attachment, we should fix our affections on heavenly things, and seek to be prepared to dwell with him.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 3:1

    3:1 If ye are risen, seek the things above - As Christ being risen, immediately went to heaven.