2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The first characteristic stands opposed to faint-heartedness: the two other qualities are added, apparently, by the apostle, so that it may be distinctly manifest that he recommends no wild, rough exhibitions of force, but only such as were confined within legal limits. The ἀγαπή renders us capable for the offering of the greatest sacrifice for the cause of the Lord; the σωφρονισμός is that Christian self-control which imparts power to a wise bearing in action, and in all things knows how to keep within true bounds.
(Dr. Van Oosterzee.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.