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 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

Bible Commentary for 2 Timothy 1:7

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

  • Jan Hethcoat on 2 Timothy 1:7
    I love and believe in God ,but I also fear God. I believe that when I step out of God's will that He might and does, deal with me. The Holy Spirit makes me very uncomfortable until I go to God in prayer and seek His forgiveness.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Timothy 1:7
    Jan, it is wonderful that He deals with us as a loving father would on Earth (Heb 12:5-11) & not as a tyrant lording it over us for our many sins & weaknesses. We always notice that His dealings with us are gentle, patient, & imploring. Conviction of that sin is the first sign of the Spirit speaking to our spirit that all is not well & the Mercy Seat is available for us. How privileged & blessed we are to be His precious children.
  • Abraham on 2 Timothy 1:7
    The fear the Bible talks about is used with negative "not" refers to the condition in which we approach God.Because before Jesus ,our ancestors were given the covenant of Law on Mount Sinai to follow to live in peace with God. But the were dying like insect by a little mistake. In this way, the had been afraid to approach the Lord. Even animals died when the approached. Moses even said it that he was afraid to go near.They broke the covanant He told Jeremiah to let them know that he was about to make a new covenant with them which is of" LOVE AND PEACE not Of FEAR.(JER:31:33-34.)this is Jesus.Then through Jesus we are bound to God and live in peace andgo to God without fear..
  • Harry on 2 Timothy 1:7
    In PS.34, David said, he sought the Lord& He delivered him from all his fears. That doesn't mean that David didn't have anymore.
  • MockingBird on 2 Timothy 1:7
    If fear gets in : it can cause wrong actions to be done and after got hold it will try to sever fellowship with God : Sever closeness with loved ones : Fear destroys. If you have allowed fear to have a foot hold : Be of Good cheer God has made a way of escape : He will bring you back and help you regain control of what you may think that has been destroyed. Just because we miss from time to time does not mean that God has given up on you. He is still there waiting to help you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Now if you forsake Him then your in trouble. Run to God : He is ever merciful and more than ready to bring you back up. I have been given a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind !!!! Before it even looks like I have the victory I still have the victory because I have the Victor who has conquered all !!!!
  • Priscilla Kisakye on 2 Timothy 1:7
    This verse has helped me bury the fear that I have been having. For it shows that fear is not of God,it was not given to me by God. So if I am the Lord 's why should i fear?
  • Angela tTrice Triplett on 2 Timothy 1:7
    Fear is so overrated, it backs us up in the corner and makes us not belive God!
  • Poshspice on 2 Timothy 1:7
    I was really struggling with fear of something someone said, and my colleague reminded me of this scripture, it is so powerful and reviving, I now realize that I have nothing to fear because God says we should not be afraid, we should rather be strong and courageous for He will always be with us and He will never forsake us Joshua 1 9
  • Larry Frederick on 2 Timothy 1:7
    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 on 2 Timothy 1:7
    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


 

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