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“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
King James Version (KJV)
Set your affection on things aboue, not on things on the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Colossians chapter 3
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth.
- Basic English Bible
have your mind on the things [that are] above, not on the things [that are] on the earth;
- Darby Bible
Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
- Douay Rheims Bible
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
- Webster's Bible
Give your minds to the things that are above, not to the things that are on the earth.
- Weymouth Bible
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.
- World English Bible
Sauere ye tho thingis, that ben aboue, not tho that ben on the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible
the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible
Benjamin's comment on 2015-09-30 14:47:01:
it is Beautiful and I have sined and ask the lord to forgive me of my sins
Andre L.Vation's comment on 2015-09-28 08:16:49:
This so true i am so guilty of this,i ask Christ to for give me of this act.
rjones27's comment on 2015-06-20 18:53:42:
We become so busy in persuing our dreams, goals, and desires that we neglect to give God priority in our lives. When we set our affections on things above we become busy fulfilling the purpose that God has for us. Allow God to work within you so that He can work through you.
Limbani Njewa's comment on 2015-06-01 23:10:52:
the love of the world may lead us in destruction because the world oppose the truth and when you follow the truth the world may hurt you because they are associated with darkness. Therefore we must put our focus to heaven above so us to light in this world.
Anthony Sims's comment on 2015-04-13 11:17:09:
Worldly things bog us down. Things of this world are not eternal. Things of this world distract us from looking at Jesus. The best way to get to know Jesus is DAILY Bible study. Getting to know what God does promise frees us from the frustration we feel when we don 't get what we WANT. There is a spiritual world which we can exist in right now, right here. It 's not anything physical. Think of spiritual things. God is not of this world. Pray for God to reveal the spiritual world and continue to pray for it everyday without cease. To Bring Jesus Christ into every situation we encounter throughout the day is to have heaven right here in this life.
David Obasi's comment on 2014-02-09 15:43:46:
This verse of d bible is advicing us to look away frm d mondain things of this world which will but stand as obstacle on way to eternal life This earthly tins ar but to perish as vanity and they dnt alway give us reasons to seek God in truth and in spirit they don t encourage us but rather discourages us frm obaying the will of God to the latter therefore the bible advices us to set put keep or lay our heart desire goals priorit love or affection on the things above i e heavenly things like the promise of eternal life most importantly the reward for wickedness and righteousness the crown we shall recieve from our Lord etc Having all these and more at heart it is espected that once heart goal ambition and priority will be geared towards obeying God to the latter and making heaven at last so I set mine affection on the things above and not on those on earth
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