Philippians 2:2
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New International Version
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

New Living Translation
Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

English Standard Version
complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

New American Standard Bible
make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

King James Bible
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.

International Standard Version
then fill me with joy by having the same attitude, sharing the same love, being united in spirit, and keeping one purpose in mind.

NET Bible
complete my joy and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being united in spirit, and having one purpose.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Fulfill my joy, that you would have one conscience, one love, one soul and one mind;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then fill me with joy by having the same attitude and the same love, living in harmony, and keeping one purpose in mind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same charity, unanimous, minding the one thing.

King James 2000 Bible
Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

American King James Version
Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

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

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

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

English Revised Version
fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing -- having the same love -- of one soul -- minding the one thing,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-4 Here are further exhortations to Christian duties; to like-mindedness and lowly-mindedness, according to the example of the Lord Jesus. Kindness is the law of Christ's kingdom, the lesson of his school, the livery of his family. Several motives to brotherly love are mentioned. If you expect or experience the benefit of God's compassions to yourselves, be compassionate one to another. It is the joy of ministers to see people like-minded. Christ came to humble us, let there not be among us a spirit of pride. We must be severe upon our own faults, and quick in observing our own defects, but ready to make favourable allowances for others. We must kindly care for others, but not be busy-bodies in other men's matters. Neither inward nor outward peace can be enjoyed, without lowliness of mind.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Fulfil ye my joy. St. Paul has already (Philippians 1:4) spoken of his joy derived from the life and conduct of the Philippian Christians; now he asks them to complete his joy by living in unity. There were disagreements among them (Philippians 4:2). That ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. The apostle's earnestness leads him to dwell on the idea of unity, clothing the one thought again and again in different words. Βαβαί says Chrysostom, ποσάκις τὸ αὐτὸ λέγει ἀπὸ διαθέσεως πολλῆς. "Having the same love:" loving and beloved; ὁμοίως καὶ φιλεῖν καὶ φιλεῖσθαι (Chrysostom). "Being of one accord σύμψυχοι," Bishop Ellicott renders more literally, "With accordant souls minding the one thing."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Fulfil ye my joy,.... The Arabic version adds, "by these things"; meaning not his joy in the Lord Jesus Christ, which arose from views of interest his person, blood, and righteousness; which was had by believing in him, by enjoying communion with him, and living in hope of the glory of God; this in a fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22, and is called joy in the Holy Ghost; who, as he was the author, must be the finisher of it, and not the Philippians; much less does he mean that fulness of joy in the presence, and at the right hand of God in heaven, which he expected to have; but that which arose from the state, conduct, and mutual respect of the saints to each other; he had much joy in them, on account of the good work being begun, and carrying on in their souls; and because of their steadfastness in the faith, notwithstanding the persecutions they met with; and on account of their continued love to him, and the late fresh instance of it they had given, in sending their minister with a present to him, and who had given him a particular account of their affairs; but his joy was not yet full, there were some things which damped it; as the unbecoming walk and conversation of some, of whom he spoke with grief of heart, and tears in his eyes; and the inclination of others to listen to the false teachers, those of the concision, or circumcision; and the murmurings, disputings, and divisions of others among them, that were contentious and quarrelsome; wherefore to crown his joy, and fill it brimful, he signifies that their unity in affection, judgment, and practice, would do it, for so he explains it as follows:

that ye be likeminded, or "equally affected to one another"; that since they were but as one man, were one body, and had but one head, and one Spirit, that quickened and comforted them, and had but one faith and one baptism, they ought to be one in affection, practice, and judgment; this is the general, of which the following are the particulars:

having the same love; both for quality, being hearty, sincere, and unfeigned; and for quantity, returning the same that is measured to them; and with respect to objects, loving the same Christ, the same doctrines of Christ, the same ministers of the Gospel, and all the saints, rich and poor, high and low, weak or strong believers, without making any difference, by which means unity is preserved: for if one loves Christ, and another antichrist; one loves one doctrine, and another the opposite to it; one loves a teacher of the law, and another a preacher of the Gospel, one loves one Gospel minister, and one loves another, in distinction from, and opposition to the other; one loves the rich and not the poor, men of great gifts and grace, and neglects the meaner saints; when this is the case, they cannot be said to have the same love, nor can there be harmony, concord, and agreement:

being of one accord, or "being alike in soul"; having the same soul, not in substance and number, as some philosophers have asserted, but having the same affection, judgment, and will, as the first Christians are said to be of one heart and of one soul; or "unanimous" in their sentiments about doctrines and ordinances, being all of a piece in their practices; and agreeing in all their counsels, debates, acts, and votes, in their church meetings:

of one mind; in the doctrines of grace, in the ordinances of the Gospel; and in the discipline of the church: the means of preserving and increasing such affection, unity, and agreement, are next directed to.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Fulfil—that is, Make full. I have joy in you, complete it by that which is still wanting, namely, unity (Php 1:9).

likeminded—literally, "that ye be of the same mind"; more general than the following "of one mind."

having the same love—equally disposed to love and be loved.

being of one accord—literally, "with united souls." This pairs with the following clause, thus, "With united souls, being of one mind"; as the former two also pair together, "That ye be likeminded, having the same love."

Philippians 2:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Being One in Christ
1Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;…
Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

Romans 12:16
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 15:5
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

Philippians 4:2
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
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Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Fulfil.

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Philippians 1:4,26,27 Always in every prayer of my for you all making request with joy…

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2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he …

Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, …

1 Thessalonians 2:19,20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even …

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2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I …

Philemon 1:20 Yes, brother, let me have joy of you in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.

1 John 1:3,4 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, …

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

that. See on ch.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

like minded.

Philippians 2:20 For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.

Philippians 3:15,16 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in …

Philippians 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same …

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but …

Romans 15:5,6 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded …

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

1 Peter 3:8,9 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

one accord.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with …

Acts 2:1,46 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked …

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