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Colossians 3:2

    Colossians 3:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 3:2

    Set your affection on things above - Τα ανω φρονειτε· Love heavenly things; study them; let your hearts be entirely engrossed by them. Now, that ye are converted to God, act in reference to heavenly things as ye did formerly in reference to those of earth; and vice versa. This is a very good general rule: "Be as much in earnest for heavenly and eternal things, as ye formerly were for those that are earthly and perishing."

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 3:2

    Set your affection - Margin, "or mind." Greek" think of" - φρονεῖτε phroneite. The thoughts should be occupied about the things where Christ now dwells, where our final home is to be, where our great interests are. Since we are raised from the death of sin, and are made to live anew, the great object of our contemplation should be the heavenly world.

    Not on things on the earth - Wealth, honor, pleasure. Our affections should not be fixed on houses and lands; on scenes of fashion and gaiety; on low and debasing enjoyments.