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

  • 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.
  • Robin
    I thank God for showing us how to overcome FEAR Amen
  • Jerry
    Verse 7 is a great reminder that I don't have to be afraid of men or the devil because greater is the holy spirit in me than he that is in the world.
  • Jeff
    What don't you understand? Perhaps I may be of assistance with other Biblical references.
  • Dorothy Polk
    Our Church is studying 2 Timothy in Bible class and I don't quite understand it.
  • Wayne
    Today my son is getting married for the second time. Regarding this scripture, I know forehand there will dancing to worldly music. I know my granddaughters will approach me and want me to dance. I have a hard time applying this scripture if I would even consider this. The world has a nack of putting you on the spot. But I will not give myself to the worldly ways and for that I know I'll be ridiculed by others who will be attending. This has always been the case at every wedding I've attended. I always feel like a duck out of water so to speak. But I realize I must go because it's out of respect to my son and my daughter-in-law to be. Living for the Lord is trying at times but if we'll stay the course, he'll be there for us and strengthen us.