“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.