New International Version
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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affection. or, mind. not.
LibraryThe Peace of God
Baltimore, U.S., 1874. Westminster Abbey. November 8, 1874. Colossians. iii 15. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The peace of God. That is what the priest will invoke for you all, when you leave this abbey. Do you know what it is? Whether you do or not, let me tell you in a few words, what I seem to myself to have learned concerning that peace. What it is? how we can obtain it? and why so many do not obtain it, and are, therefore, not at peace? It is worth while to do so. For …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
May 18. "For Ye are Dead" (Col. Iii. 3).
Some General Uses.
Cups Running Over
Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns."
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
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