7 For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. ; www.americanbible.org. Any use of the GNT shall be governed by above policy and shall be solely restricted to noncommercial, personal study purposes. God hath not given us the spirit of fear - Here is an allusion to the giving of the law on mount Sinai. and versions have δουλειας, servitude or bondage; God hath not given unto us the spirit of Bondage - but of power, δυναμεως, to work miracles, to confound enemies, to support us in trials, and enable us to do that which is lawful and right in his sight. For any other use, please address your inquiries to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, Attn: Permissions Dept. Nothing will do more to inspire courage, to make a man fearless of danger, or ready to endure privation and persecution, than “love.” The love of country, and wife, and children, and home, makes the most timid bold when they are assailed; and the love of Christ and of a dying world nerves the soul to great enterprises, and sustains it in the deepest sorrows. And of love, which enables us to hear, believe, hope, and endure all things; and is the incentive to all obedience. GNT: Good News Translation The GNT text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio) up to & inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without written permission, providing the verses quoted do not amount to fifty (50%) of a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses account for twenty-five (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} {{/items}} ← Language. Go to. 3 Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. Used by Permission. 1 Timothy 2:1-7 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence toward God and with prop... Read verse in Good News Translation Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} 2 Timothy 2. The state referred to here is that in which the mind is well balanced, and under right influences; in which it sees things in their just proportions and relations; in which it is not feverish and excited, but when everything is in its proper place. This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment. That is, it is the nature of the gospel to inspire the mind with holy courage; compare, however, Luke 24:49. The tendency of This, also, is to “cast out fear” 1 John 4:18, and to make the mind bold and constant. 1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by order of God our Savior and Christ Jesus our hope— 2 To Timothy, my true son in the faith: May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. And of love - Love to God and to the souls of men. Cancel {{#items}} {{local_name}} {{/items}} Book. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear,.... A pusillanimous, cowardly spirit, so as to be afraid of men or devils, of what they will say or do; and so as to be discouraged in, sink under, or be deterred from the work of the Lord, the preaching of the Gospel, opposing the errors of false teachers, and reproving men for their sins, and doing other parts of the ministerial function; such a spirit is not from God, and such a fear brings a snare: but of power, and such is the Spirit of God, who is called "power from high"; Luke 24:49 by which the minds of Christ's servants are fortified against reproaches and persecutions for his sake, and are strengthened to resist Satan's temptations, to endure hardness as good soldiers of Christ, to quit themselves like men, in opposition to false teachers, and to do the will and work of God: and of love; to God, and Christ, and his church, and which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit; and such who have it seek not their own ease and credit, but the glory of God, the interest of Christ, and the good of souls; and having such a spirit, and fired with such love, they are not easily intimidated by the adversary; and of a sound mind: in the principles and doctrines of the Gospel; and which shows itself in a prudent conduct and behaviour; in sobriety, moderation, temperance, purity, and honesty; all which may be signified by the word here used: and these who have such dispositions and qualities from God, will not easily give way to the enemies of religion, or decline their duty for fear of them. Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society, Good News Translation (GNT), 2 Timothy 1:7 in all English translations, French/English (GNT) New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs--imitation leather, blue, GNT 50th Anniversary Edition Bible - Slightly Imperfect, GNT 50th Anniversary Edition Bible - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, GNT Good News Bible, Paper, Multi-Colored, Catholic Bible-Gnt, Imitation Leather, Black, Thumb Index, GNT Pew Bible Catholic, Paper Over Board, Burgundy. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 Good News Translation (GNT) 7 For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. Bible Language English. Instead of δειλιας, fear, some MSS. But of power - Power to encounter foes and dangers; power to bear up under trials; power to triumph in persecutions. It was this state of mind which Timothy was exhorted to cultivate; this which Paul regarded as so necessary to the performance of the duties of his office. Version. 7 For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. Of a sound mind, σωφρονισμου, of self-possession and government, according to some. Nothing was terrific, nothing forbidding; but all was inviting. 1 As for you, my son, be strong through the grace that is ours in union with Christ Jesus. This is said in order to encourage Timothy, who was not improbably modest and diffident. For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. Used by Permission. Warnings against False Teaching. Cancel. The very spirit and genius of it was a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind. And of a sound mind - The Greek word denotes one of sober mind; a man of prudence and discretion. GNT . To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear -, God hath not given us the spirit of fear -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 2 Timothy 1:7 - GNT - For the Spirit that God has given us does not... Study verse in the Good News Translation 2 Timothy 1:7. 2 Timothy 1 Good News Translation (GNT) 1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will, sent to proclaim the promised life which we have in union with Christ Jesus— 2 To Timothy, my dear son: May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace. 3 I want you to stay in Ephesus, just as I urged you when I was on my way to Macedonia. 2 Timothy 1:7 GNT For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. But a sound mind implies much more; it means a clear understanding, a sound judgment, a rectified will, holy passions, heavenly tempers; in a word, the whole soul harmonized in all its powers and faculties; and completely regulated and influenced so as to think, speak, and act aright in all things. The Gospel was ushered in, in a much milder manner; every thing was placed on a level with the human intellect; and within reach of every human spirit. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password.