English Standard Version
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
King James Bible
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
have your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth;
World English Bible
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Set your affection (φρονεῖτε)
Lit., be minded, think. As Rev., set your mind. Seek marks the practical striving; set your mind, the inward impulse and disposition. Both must be directed at things above. "You must not only seek heaven, you must think heaven" (Lightfoot). Compare Philippians 3:19, Philippians 3:20.
LibraryMay 5. "If Ye Then be Risen" (Col. Iii. 1).
"If ye then be risen" (Col. iii. 1). God is waiting this morning to mark the opening hours for every ready and willing heart with a touch of life and power that will lift our lives to higher pleasures and offer to our vision grander horizons of hope and holy service. We shall not need to seek far to discover our risen Lord. He was in advance even of the earliest seeker that Easter morning, and He will be waiting for us before the break of day with His glad "All Hail," if we have only eyes to see …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
What have I to do with Idols?
Christ Our Life.
But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
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