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

  • Steve morrow
    jeremiah 23:22 but if they had stood in MY counsel and had caused MY people to hear MY words then they should have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings John 5:43 I am come in MY FATHERS name and you receive ME not if another shall come in his own name him you will receive 5:44 how can you believe which receive honor one of another and seek not the honor that cometh from GOD only
  • Desmond L Barton
    The person standings next to me "Jesus" have given me a strong life.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry - How were you baptized? in the'words' of Matt.28:19 or in the NAME of Jesus of Acts 2:38? There is a difference. note - JESUS very words of Matt. 28:19, "baptizing them in the NAME of....." father, son, and holy ghost are His- titles; His name is JESUS. Acts 4:12 - "for here is NONE other name under heaven whereby we MUST be saved."
  • Blessed
    I was going through a rough time in 2008 i had gallstones and gallbladder surgery before i had the surgery the gallstones cause my body to be in chemical imbalance i was always in fear of everything v7 help me to gain some levelness in my body and mind i repeat it over and over i was scary to leave my house scare to go place by myself it also cause me to have badaniexty thank Lord 4 his holy words
  • Steve morrow
    matthew 10:28 and fear no them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul but rather fear HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell luke 1:50 and HIS mercy is on them that fear HIM from generation to generation psalm 147:11 the LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear HIM in those that hope in HIS mercy psalm 119:120 my flesh trembleth for fear of thee and I am afraid of thy judgements
  • Mubiru
    we need to stand firm and comfront the devil and its works regardless of the degree