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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 3:1

    CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25




    King James Bible - 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.

    World English Bible

    If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right
    hand of God.

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 3:1

    Therefore, if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right
    hand of God:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    If ye then be raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right
    hand of God.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Col 2:12,13,20 Ro 6:4,5,9-11 Ga 2:19,20 Eph 1:19,20; 2:5,6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:1

    ¶ Si habis pues resucitado con Cristo, buscad las cosas de arriba, donde est el Cristo sentado a la diestra de Dios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 3:1

    Verse 1. If ye then] ei oun? Seeing then that ye are risen with
    Christ; this refers to what he had said, chap. ii. 12: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him. As, therefore, ye have most cordially received the doctrine of Christ; and profess to be partakers of a spiritual religion, that promises spiritual and eternal things; seek those things, and look to be prepared for the enjoyment of them.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. If ye then be risen with
    Christ , etc.] The apostle having observed in the former chapter, that the believing Colossians were dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, were buried with him in baptism, and were risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, argues from hence how much it became them to regard a new and spiritual life, and to seek after superior and heavenly things, and treat with neglect and contempt carnal and earthly ones. For he does not here call in question their being risen with Christ, but takes it for granted that they were, and makes use of it as an argument for his present purpose. They were risen with Christ as their head, and as members in union with him representatively, when he rose from the dead; and emblematically in their baptism, when having gone down into the water, and being baptized, they emersed from it; and spiritually in conversion, when they were raised from a death of sin, to a life of grace, by Christ, as the resurrection and the life, the efficient cause of it, and in virtue of his resurrection from the dead: wherefore being thus raised again in every sense, it highly became them to seek those things which are above ; the better and heavenly country, the continuing city, which is above the heavens, whose builder and maker is God; Christ, who is in heaven, and salvation alone by him without the works of the law; all spiritual blessings, such as pardon, peace, righteousness, life, and glory, which are in heavenly places in him; doctrines and ordinances, which come from heaven, and are the means of supporting a spiritual and heavenly life; especially that bread of life which came down from heaven, and gives life unto the world, and of which if a man eats, he shall never die, but live for ever; and particularly glory, honour, immortality, and eternal life, the crown of righteousness laid up above, the kingdom of God, and the righteousness of it; which are to be sought for in the first place with all affection, earnest desire, care, and diligence, not by or for works of righteousness, but in Christ, and as the gifts of God's grace through him. Where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God : which contains other reasons and arguments to engage believers to look upwards, and seek after heavenly things; that as Christ, when he died and rose again from the dead, did not stay long on earth, nor minded the things of the world, but ascended up to heaven, where he now is, and will remain until his second coming; so they, being dead and risen with him, should, in their thoughts, desires, and affections, in the exercise of the graces of faith, hope, and love, ascend heavenwards, like pillars of smoke perfumed with frankincense; and the more should their hearts be where he is, and intent on things above there, from the consideration of that great honour and dignity in which he is. He is on the right hand of God; in human nature, an honour which none of the angels were ever admitted to: here he sitteth, as having done the work of redemption, and entered into his rest, beholding the travail of his soul with satisfaction, though he continues to be an advocate, and to make intercession for his people; which is another reason enforcing this exhortation.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-4 - As
    Christians are freed from the ceremonial law, they must walk the more closely with God in gospel obedience. As heaven and earth ar contrary one to the other, both cannot be followed together; an affection to the one will weaken and abate affection to the other Those that are born again are dead to sin, because its dominion i broken, its power gradually subdued by the operation of grace, and it shall at length be extinguished by the perfection of glory. To be dead then, means this, that those who have the Holy Spirit, mortifyin within them the lusts of the flesh, are able to despise earthly things and to desire those that are heavenly. Christ is, at present, one who we have not seen; but our comfort is, that our life is safe with him The streams of this living water flow into the soul by the influence of the Holy Spirit, through faith. Christ lives in the believer by his Spirit, and the believer lives to him in all he does. At the secon coming of Christ, there will be a general assembling of all the redeemed; and those whose life is now hid with Christ, shall the appear with him in his glory. Do we look for such happiness, and shoul we not set our affections upon that world, and live above this?

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. Be risen (sunhgerqhte). Rev., correctly, were
    raised. See ch. ii. 12. In their baptism in which they died (ch. ii. 20). Compare Rom. vi. 2 sqq. Sitteth (estin kaqhmenov). According to the A.V. the literal rendering would be is sitting. Is, however, must be taken separately; where Christ is, seated. Seated is a secondary predicate, as hidden in ch. ii. 3. Compare Eph. ii. 4-6; Apoc. iii. 21.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    3:1 {If qen ye were
    raised together with Christ} (ei oun sunegerqete t"i Christ"i). Condition of the first class, assumed as true, like that in #2:20 and the other half of the picture of baptism in #2:12 and using the same form sunegerqete as qen which see for the verb sunegeirw. Associative instrumental case of Christ"i. {The things that are above} (ta anw). "The upward things" (cf. #Php 3:14), the treasure in heaven (#Mt 6:20). Paul gives this ideal and goal in place of merely ascetic rules. {Seated on the right hand of God} (en dexiai tou qeou kaqemenos). Not periphrastic verb, but additional statement. Christ is up there and at God's right hand. Cf. #2:3.

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


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