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 1:7

  • i was diagnosed with a serious form of mental illness. Another patient gave me this verse. It freed me for sure. And is very special to me. God has given these gifts to all his children including me. So when the enemy comes to knock on my door....... Of whom shal I fear? I have shared this verse with many other patients and seen them smile with joy. What a gift!
  • Brittany for verse 7
    I have the spirit of fear cause of what it really take to be saved. Or unable to be saved. There's so many verses in the bible that saids one thing and another ... I thought loved me. Why will he give me peace in my mind and heart. Will he give me a sign . I can't sleep at night for weeks and hardly eaten . all I have is doubt and sorrow. I feel a child of a parent who will not forgive or comfort to. All my life I loved the verse john 3:16 but there are verses I read that over ruled that . why do I feel this way.if God said he bring peace of mind.has god forsaken me.please give me some advice I went to many Churches that god is loveing and the verse John 3:16 says it all. Now I see god and Jesus a vengeful and not loveing all that come to him.
  • Godfred Nana Baytiah for verse 7
    Fear is a sin... Adam, a very good friend of God became afraid the very first time he sined Genesis3:10 to be unafraid is to fear God, to fear God is to be obedient to Him through the Son Jesus in the Holy Spirit.
  • Khrysti ross for verse 7
    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 for verse 7
    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
  • 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!