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

  • Lindy
    My favorite verse is 2 Timothy 1:7. In Christ we have love, power, and a sound mind. Fear casts out these attributes, but through Christ's power we overcome all fear! PTL!
  • Lilian
    God is not giving us the spirit of fear but of power, love and in sound mind. I am not ashamed of the gospel to whom i believe for God is my life and my salvation. Help me Jesus to be BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT EVERY MOMENT OF MY LIFE. Thank you JESUS FOR THE BLOOD. WE WILL THINK AND TALK ABOUT YOUR BLOOD. BY YOUR BLOOD WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED. PRAISE YOU JESUS AND I WILL WORSHIP YOU FOREVER AMN
  • Ira l murohy sr
    if we are shame to confess him in this world he will be shame to confess us before his father which is in heaven.sadly on my part i sometime i know i feel ashamed i pray God forgive and strength me that i ll lift him up with joy and praises to the unsaved
  • Ebenezer
    Am not ashamed for i know who i have put my trust in him
  • Joyce
    my son got me this computer and i wanted to get the bible first thing.thanks for letting me get access to lt joyce hammack
  • Danny
    It depicts the necessity of our personal relationship with God and that intimate relationship bond of love speaks with courage. That is the strength of the relationship or personal experience in with whom believed in.