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

  • Edna
    Paul shows us telling truth of Jesus is not wanted.But God has given us not the spirit of fear but love toward others to speak the TRUTH IN LOVE. YES our ID is in Jesus Our strength come from him
  • Mannix
    the most high.....greatest power ever....all praises
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 1:10 BUT IS NOW MADE MANIFEST BY THE APPEARING OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHO HATH ABOLISHED DEATH AND HATH BROUGHT LIFE AND IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL *** PROVERBS 6:23 FOR THE COMMANDMENT IS A LAMP --- AND THE LAW IS LIGHT --- AND REPROOFS OF INSTRUCTION ARE THE WAY OF LIFE
  • Steve morrow
    2 timothy 1:13 hold fast the form of sound words which thou hast of me in faith and love which is in CHRIST JESUS 1 TIMOTHY 4:6 IF THOU PUT THE BRETHREN IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE THINGS THOU SHALT BE A GOOD MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST NOURISHED UP IN THE WORDS OF FAITH AND OF GOOD DOCTRINE WHEREUNTO THOU HAST ATTAINED
  • Ray321
    2 Timothy is a good book to read, because God inspired Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit to write it. Reading all of Paul's episode is inspiring for what he had to go through, even the beating and rejection from his other Apostles. All we have to do is read Romans through Philemon and find out why. Please let this go through in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. ......
  • Stephanie Grosenbach
    I need prayers for worries of unbelief, getting back into reading the Word of God , being filled with genuine worship and praise with the cheerful heart for our Lord and Savior and blessed Redeemer in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God and to be filled with the Holy Spirit Ghost ! Thank you I really am grateful for found the site! And I do pray for all those to have faith love hope and God desires and Love and peace that surpasses all understanding! I pray that we are all children God and that Jesus with us in each of us and our Savior and that we never lose our salvation! And I pray that He heal my family and that the Lord Jesus Christ heal rid us of all bickering, frustration,irritability and fill us with His almighty love!!! May he help my family and I unite put the right words in each one of us is that are encouraging! I give thanks that God is put him praise him for his mercy and grace and compassion that are new every morning! I think you Jesus and love you Jesus Christ!