2 TIMOTHY 1:7

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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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.”

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2 Timothy 1:7 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
hath ἔδωκεν To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) hath
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
given ἔδωκεν To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
us ἡμῖν To (or for, with, by) us us
the spirit πνεῦμα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit spirit
of fear; δειλίας Timidity fear
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
of power, δυνάμεως Force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself) power
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of love, ἀγάπης Love, i.e., affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast love
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of a sound mind. σωφρονισμοῦ Discipline, i.e., self-control sound mind

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  • 5  When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

  • 6  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

  • 7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  • 8  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

  • 9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,




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