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

Khrysti Ross's comment on 2015-08-24 00:33:05:

I got this verse just when I needed it the most...God always has a way of showing up or letting me know he's there...u love this verse


Corrine Clinton's comment on 2015-07-20 06:03:57:

In this scripture it let 's me know that God didn 't give us a spirit of fear but power and a sound mind no matter what come up in our lives we can call those things as if though they were see we have power over the enemy but it is left up to us to use our power see you can speak to every situation in your life and just believe and it 's shall come to pass in the name of Jesus Amen


Angel's comment on 2015-04-16 15:28:17:

Its interesting that when one gets saved fear doesn 't seem to be an issue as the sense of freedom liberates our hearts and we feel invincible. After years go by and we mature we have a few spiritual battles under our belt, a few dissapointments as it concerns people we tend to get fearful in many areas. Keep faith and favor in mind throughout your dealings and glorify God when you are able to exercise faith for His favor and receive it!


Angela TTrice Triplett's comment on 2015-03-14 21:46:46:

Fear is so overrated, it backs us up in the corner and makes us not belive God!


Anonymous's comment on 2015-02-03 09:26:58:

God is great let us not fear anything


Marvin Gathings's comment on 2014-08-16 04:51:50:

Fear and doubt are bedfellows and together they do their damage toward destroying our joy and our faith. Faith is hope. When all else fails, when disappointment and self doubt try to enter our lives let 's remember God word "perfect love cast gets rid of fear. " Don 't let fear and sorrow get you down, get up renew your salvation, smile be hopeful. Resort back to the positive things that you were inspired to do before the problem, go get your degree, lay aside any malice, find that person or persons forgive them, then forgive yourself get busy building. "When a man species, male or female changes his or her thoughts he change his life ". As a man male or female think so is he or she. In the power of his might Get up!


Larry Frederick's comment on 2014-08-10 19:40:57:

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. The word of God is the truth first, than I have faith to believe the word of the truth. Than the miraculous power, love, and discipline of our mind 's works in the full affect of the word of God to have the victory in our lives having never again fear.


Mrs.Edwards's comment on 2014-08-07 18:55:41:

I think that fear is a allusion that we make real because god tell us that he hasn 't given us a spirit of fear so who do u think he gives us a mirage of a scene where their is nothing but failure or darkness but God gives us light life more abundantly his blood was shed for a purpose bigger than we will probably be able to grasp simple because our thoughts are not his


Ron Braley's comment on 2014-08-02 19:54:44:

This is just one of the many, many verses misunderstood, misused, and misquoted in today 's church culture. There are many places in the Bible where we are told to have a healthy 'fear ' i.e. Luke 1 12, 12 4 5, and 7 16 Acts 5 10 11 and 13 16 Romans 11 20 21 and 13 7 2Corinthians 7 1 Ephesians 5 21 Philippians 2 12 1Peter 1 17 and 2 17 1John 4 18 . And, this makes sense we are to 'respect ' the power and just nature of our God, and our God the Father created us with flesh emotion that fear is one emotion that can keep us alive. In context, this 'fear ' Paul speaks of is timidity or cowardice in proclaiming the Gospel. And, Paul 's comment makes sense since any true follower of our Christ will have the Spirit of God in them. That Spirit, according to Jesus, will provide instruction and boldness In fact, Jesus told His disciples not to worry about what they 'd say before the magistrates because the Spirit would instruct them i.e. Mark 13 11 . Blessings. Ron Braley


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.


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