Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: dā-lē’-ä
  • Strongs Concordance: #G1167
    • timidity, fearfulness, cowardice
  • Appears 1 times in 1 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “fearful” (1x)

Where and how deilos is used in the New Testament

2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB – “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. “

My observations and perspective

Here we see one church leader exhorting another church leader not to be timid, fearful or cowardly in using their gifts toward the proclamation of the Gospel and furthering the Kingdom. It would be conjecture and quite pious to assert that this verse was only for church leaders, therefore all believers should be able to likewise identify themselves with Timothy in receiving this exhortation not to fear. God does not give us timidity!