2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God hath not giuen vs the spirit of feare, but of power, of loue, and of a sound minde.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
- Basic English Bible

For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and of love, and of wise discretion.
- Darby Bible

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
- Webster's Bible

For the Spirit which God has given us is not a spirit of cowardice, but one of power and of love and of sound judgement.
- Weymouth Bible

For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
- World English Bible

For whi God yaf not to vs the spirit of drede, but of vertu, and of loue, and of sobrenesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 1:7


1:7 And let nothing discourage thee, for God hath not given us - That is, the spirit which God hath given us Christians, is not the spirit of fear - Or cowardice. But of power - Banishing fear. And love and sobriety - These animate us in our duties to God, our brethren, and ourselves. Power and sobriety are two good extremes. Love is between, the tie and temperament of both; preventing the two bad extremes of fearfulness and rashness. More is said concerning power, #1Tim 1:8|; concerning love, #2Tim 2:14|, &c.; concerning sobriety, #2Tim 3:1|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 1:7


2Ti 1:7 God hath not given us the spirit of fear. When the gifts of the Spirit were bestowed at the laying on of my hands, not a spirit of cowardice, but of power, miraculous power, "and of love", and of a sound mind, of divine wisdom, was imparted.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 1

  • SHARON KAY HUNN
    Lord Jesus Love Us Love Lord Jesus Lord God love us love Lord God
  • Julius O
    Apostle Paul full of Grace could not hide his feelings or Love for his Spiritual Son "Timothy" haven recognized the unwavering or unshakable faith of Timothy which He traced to his grandmother and his biological mother Eunice. However, Apostle Paul in his advise encourage Timothy not to consider his age, but rather depend on the Grace of God ( The God's ability). Make alive the gift of God in you.
  • Jeff
    What don't you understand? Perhaps I may be of assistance with other Biblical references.
  • i was diagnosed with a serious form of mental illness. Another patient gave me this verse. It freed me for sure. And is very special to me. God has given these gifts to all his children including me. So when the enemy comes to knock on my door....... Of whom shal I fear? I have shared this verse with many other patients and seen them smile with joy. What a gift!
  • Nancy
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts in a world full of chaos it can be difficult to discern the truth from a lie - our sorrow can be turned into joy repent of sins through Gods grace mercy we can find the Prince of Peace the Lord Jesus Christ be filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost Acts2:38 when we surrender our lives to follow Christ that is when the enemy attacks - not only us, but the people we love please read Ephesians ch 6 we must put on the armour of God and call on His holy name ... Plead the blood of Jesus Christ keep the faith for deliverance is held , as you are in the palm of His hand... May you all have a blessed day
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 13
    'and of sound mind, he has given us, we should therefore hold fast to these doctrines knowing that we will have peace from the the enemy's destruction and from the world's problems.