Philippians 2:2


“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Philippians 2:2

“Fulfill ye my ioy, that yee be like minded, hauing the same loue, being of one accord, of one minde.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Philippians chapter 2

“make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in harmony and of one mind;”
Basic English Bible

“fulfil my joy, that ye may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing;”
Darby Bible

“Fulfil ye my joy, that you may be of one mind, having the same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. ”
Webster's Bible

“united by mutual love, with harmony of feeling giving your minds to one and the same object.”
Weymouth Bible

“make my joy full, by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;”
World English Bible

“fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing;”
Wycliffe Bible

“fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing -- having the same love -- of one soul -- minding the one thing,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Chris's comment on 2021-02-22 01:46:56:

In this very personal prison epistle by the Apostle Paul, he had much to commend the Philippian Church in their faith. But he knew that his time on Earth was soon to end, yet he always prayed for them with great joy for their fellowship with him & for their Christian life & witness.

So Paul, in his final instructions encourages them in their walk & that the joy he had because of them, would be fulfilled (i.e. made complete & overflowing) as they make it a point to be of the same mind, of the same Christ-like love, of the same purpose, & of same humility that Christ showed by going to the Cross for them.

In chapter 4:2, two ladies, Euodias & Syntyche, are specifically mentioned that they be of the same mind in the Lord (or, to be reconciled because of some division), so Paul may have been addressing this matter but also wanted the believers to grow further in Christ by his teaching. Yet Paul already great joy for them, but it would be truly abundant, if the Lord allowed him to visit them on his release, or at least hear about their growth if he was still kept in prison (1:25-27).


Ezekiel's comment on 2021-02-21 23:46:21:

Joe Ann, I just came to your question when I was browsing comments. KJV sometimes have two or more verses making up one complete sentence. Here verses 1 and 2 are one sentence. Paul is telling Philippian church people that if they have charity (1Cor 13:13) so to speak in verse 1, then they make him happy and he elaborates those characters for them to have, that make him happy in verse 2 like likeminded, same love, one accord, and one mind.

"Fulfill ye my joy" is emphatic. Normally you would say, Ye fulfill my joy if or that.... Remember Isa 40:1, Comfort ye, comfort ye my people....? Isaiah repeated 'Comfort ye' for emphasis also. The more you read KJV, the more you will love its beautiful language. I heard that Shakespeare was influenced by KJV language. By the way, ye is plural of a single person you. I'm sure you knew about it.


Joe Ann's comment on 2021-02-21 21:25:30:

What does it mean to fulfill his joy can you explain the whole verse


Dejvi Kadivnik's comment on 2016-01-03 11:50:32:

We can only be like-minded if we are led by the same spirit, the Holy Spirit. There is only one Truth and we need His help for It to be reveled to us. Only then can we have the joy and and unconditional love for each other.


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