This is a subsidiary post of The Inner Man.

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Related post:  Knowledge (because knowledge is what we should keep in our minds)

Colloquial expressions:

  • Bear in mind that…
  • He was constantly changing his mind.
  • His mind must’ve been on something else.
  • If you put your mind to it…
  • I’m of a mind to…
  • I’m of two minds on that subject.
  • It’s weighing on my mind.
  • Keep in mind that…
  • Keep your mind out of the gutter.
  • Make up your mind.
  • Mind your elders, son.
  • Out of sight, out of mind.
  • Put that out of your mind for now.
  • Set your mind on something else.
  • What’s on your mind?
  • Where is your mind?
  • “Luke, get your mind right.”
  • “Gentle on My Mind
  • “Georgia on My Mind
  • “You Were Always on My Mind

O you follower of Christ, upon what shall you set your mind?  That is, what shall you think about all day long?

Matthew 16:23  –  “you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”

Mark 8:33  –  “you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”


Acts 26:24, 25  –  “…Festus *said in a loud voice, ‘Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad.”  But Paul said, ‘I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.'”

Romans 8:5  –  “…set their minds on the things of the flesh…the things of the Spirit…”
Romans 8:6  –  “the mind set on the flesh…the mind set on the Spirit…”
Romans 8:7  –  “…the mind set on the flesh…”
Romans 8:8

Romans 12:2  –  “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”

Romans 14:5  –  “…Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind.”

1 Corinthians 2:16 (quoting Isaiah 40:13 Septuagint  –  “For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:34 – “Become soberminded as you ought, and stop sinning…”

2 Corinthians 4:4  –  “…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving…”

2 Corinthians 11:3  –  “…your minds will be led astray…”  –  Paul is warning us not to let our minds be drawn back to their former way of functioning – a way that is described in Ephesians 2:3 below.

Ephesians 2:3  –  “…indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind…”  –  This the way your mind used to function.  It is the way most human minds function.  You are to set your mind on something – yea, someone – higher.  See Romans 8:5, 6, 7, 8 above and Colossians 3:2 below.

Philippians 2:3  –  “…with humility of mind…”

Philippians 2:5  –  “Have this attitude in yourselves…”
Philippians 2:5 KJV  –  “Let this mind be in you…”

Philippians 3:18, 19  –  “…who set their minds on earthly things”

Philippians 4:7  –  “…will guard your hearts and your minds…”

Colossians 1:21, 22, 23  –  “And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds…

Colossians 2:18  –  “…inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,”  –  A “fleshly mind” and a “worldly mind” (see Jude 1:19 below) would amount to the same thing.

Colossians 3:2  –  “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.”

2 Timothy 1:5 – “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you…”

Titus 1:15  –  “…to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.”

1 Peter 1:13  –  “…prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on…”  –  Correlate with Ecclesiastes 10:17 and  Corinthians 10:17.
1 Peter 1:13 KJV  –  “…gird up the loins of your mind…”

2 Peter 1:15  –  “…you will be able to call these things to mind

2 Peter 3:1  –  “…I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder

Jude 1:19  –  “…worldlyminded…”  –  A “worldly mind” and a “fleshly mind” (see Colossians 2:18 above) would amount to the same thing; see World, Worldly.

Revelation 2:23  –  “…I am He who searches the minds and heart…”


Proverbs 18:2  –  “A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind.”

Isaiah 26:3  –  “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace…”
Isaiah 26:3 KJV  –  “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee…”
Isaiah 26:3 ESV  –  “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you…”

Isaiah 29:24 “Those who err in mind will know the truth, and those who criticize will accept instruction.”

Ezekiel 38:10 – “…thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan,”

Daniel 2:30 – “…and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.”

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