God didn’t give us a cowardly spirit but a spirit of power, love, and good judgment.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)
God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.
The Message (MSG)
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