2 Timothy 1:7

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

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 2 Timothy 1:7

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


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.


Comments for 2 Timothy 1:7

Pamela's comment on 2014-06-30 21:12:50:

For me, this Scripture is saying, trust God. Let Him lead me. Let His Word resonate in my mind, heart, soul. He created all things, all creatures, He is all powerful , all knowing, everywhere. I lean on Him believe in Him. Whom should I fear ???


Lloyd Buckley's comment on 2014-05-25 20:53:21:

Christians are fearful because people breaking into churches and killing members and getting away with it.


MockingBird's comment on 2014-04-22 09:51:02:

I we were not born with fear It was developed in me through parents and other people When I first became one of God 's children I had and am still learning not to fear Fear and Pride will always be around I do not have to go with it God has made a way of escape Sometimes it seems as a natural thing to go along with fear and pride But God says that which is natural with man is an unnatural thing with God. Through my Lord Jesus Christ I resist and stand against fear and pride. I would rather be in the perfect will of God than in the permissive will of God where the world is !!!!! The permissive will of God the devil is in it not God !!!!


Gibson Sebastian's comment on 2014-02-25 15:13:10:

Fear is used by satan to barricade us against the love and compassion of God Christ through His death and resurrection has freed us from the clutches of satat Forgive me Lord for the times I allowed fear to overcome me


Tina's comment on 2014-02-21 21:10:23:

It was a good reminder wakeup call Not to fear I have been so terrified This verse freed me by reminding me and empowering me not to be afraid


Kenya Hardiman's comment on 2014-02-12 22:09:55:

I love this scripture I was fearing a decision concerning my child but I was reminded that God did not give me a spirit of fear but of love which mean I have to love the ones I fear but it also let me kno to take descretion


Anita's comment on 2013-11-08 06:07:19:

GOD has aiways HELPED me and always will my mind is his and all i am peace he gives in the blood of JESUS in my mind and body here on earth and in HEAVEN.


Nydia's comment on 2013-10-19 12:22:57:

Fear is faith in reverse,when it comes, abort it immediately,and speak the word of God.guard your heart, don't let Satan steal your faith and joy. Read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Ephesians 6, john8:44 we are engaged in a spiritual warfare, fight it with Gods sword which is the word of God.We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus!


ER's comment on 2013-10-16 10:29:42:

2 Timothy 1:7 is a powerful Scripture that lets us know that we have been empowered by the Master's Touch and we are not ruled or taken over by a spirit of timidity or fearfulness. We are possessed by the Awesome Holy Spirit of God that is Ultimate Power Incarnate.


Maxwell Oti's comment on 2013-08-04 08:21:02:

Fear has in time cost me many useful things... Only fools fear, ones a fool and never again... Thank you Jesus


Anonymous's comment on 2013-07-14 07:20:01:

One should not be afraid of intimidation of the devil, You have power over him.


Dennis's comment on 2013-06-22 07:19:52:

I,through fear,have been run down, backed over, and left for dead. I testify that Jesus Christ, whom lives in me, still, and will forever more live in me. I will persevere victoriously.


Wilmot's comment on 2013-06-17 00:34:55:

I like this scripture because it encourages me not to be afraid of anything since Jesus overcame the world and their fore am a conqueror in Jesus name whenever i trust and believe in him.


Lauren's comment on 2013-06-01 23:24:41:

Perfect Love casts out fear and the Holy Spirit empowers us with Love to do God's will. Our minds are free and resound with God's purpose for our lives so that it is no longer I that live but Christ who lives in me, both to will and to do of His good pleasure.


Dorcus Kebawetse's comment on 2013-05-23 04:29:38:

Fear is the weapon to the devil to destroy us


Keddyn Maloba's comment on 2013-05-17 05:14:31:

Many are the times we christians fear when we are attacked by the devil & his agents,the scripture is clear to us,we shouldn't have th spirit of fear but of courage,yes the fear should be there but of the Lord bcoz the bible says fear he who can destroy both your body & soul.


Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-01-22 12:15:37:

@Gikuz Frank,
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, with your household. Get baptized into the Body of Christ, and let the truth of the Word of God set you free. Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and that God hath raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved. May the Lord bless you richly, my brother.


Gikuz Frank's comment on 2013-01-22 06:16:44:

I need salvation.


Adebayo Yusuf's comment on 2012-11-20 12:55:38:

The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear to fear the devil and his host, but the spirit of love to show concern for the dying world with understanding and self control.


Abraham Etebu's comment on 2012-11-18 17:16:34:

God has given us the power to stand up for our faith in Him, not being self-centered in His worship and our dealings with our fellow Christians, in the right frame of mind.


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