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Colossians 3:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— have your mind on the things [that are] above, not on the things [that are] on the earth;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The things on high, hold in esteem, not the things upon the earth:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Set your affection on things aboue, not on things on the earth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Think of that which is on high, and not of that on earth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Think of things on high; not of the things on earth:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Set your affection y5426
[5426] Standard
φρονέω
phroneo
{fron-eh'-o}
From G5424; to exercise the mind, that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
on x5426
(5426) Complement
φρονέω
phroneo
{fron-eh'-o}
From G5424; to exercise the mind, that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience).
things above, 507
{0507} Prime
ἄνω
ano
{an'-o}
Adverb from G0473; upward or on the top.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
on things x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
on 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
earth. 1093
{1093} Prime
γῆ
ge
{ghay}
Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 3:2

_ _ Translate, “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things,” etc. (Colossians 2:20). Contrast “who mind earthly things” (Philippians 3:19). Whatever we make an idol of, will either be a cross to us if we be believers, or a curse to us if unbelievers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 3:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 3:2

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the (b) earth.

(b) So he calls that show of religion which he spoke of in the former chapter.

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Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
1 Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
Psalms 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart [upon them].
Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psalms 119:36-37 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. ... Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; [and] quicken thou me in thy way.
Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Romans 8:4-6 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. ... For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. ... And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

affection:
or, mind

not:

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Psalms 49:11-17 Their inward thought [is, that] their houses [shall continue] for ever, [and] their dwelling places to all generations; they call [their] lands after their own names. ... For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Luke 16:8-9 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. ... And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: ... But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Philippians 3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
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1Ch 22:19; 29:3. Ps 49:11; 62:10; 91:14; 119:36. Pv 23:5. Ec 7:14. Mt 6:19; 16:23. Lk 12:15; 16:8, 11, 19. Ro 8:4. Php 1:23; 3:19. Col 3:1, 5. 1Jn 2:15.

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