John 1:18
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New International Version
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

New Living Translation
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us.

English Standard Version
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.

Berean Study Bible
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father's side, has made Him known.

Berean Literal Bible
No one has ever yet seen God. The only begotten God, the One being in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known.

New American Standard Bible
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

King James Bible
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one has ever seen God. The One and Only Son-- the One who is at the Father's side-- He has revealed Him.

International Standard Version
No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him.

NET Bible
No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
No man has seen God at any time; The Only Begotten God Who is in the bosom of The Father, he has declared him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one has ever seen God. God's only Son, the one who is closest to the Father's heart, has made him known.

New American Standard 1977
No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

King James 2000 Bible
No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

American King James Version
No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

American Standard Version
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him .

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Darby Bible Translation
No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].

English Revised Version
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Webster's Bible Translation
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Weymouth New Testament
No human eye has ever seen God: the only Son, who is in the Father's bosom--He has made Him known.

World English Bible
No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

Young's Literal Translation
God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-18 As to the order of time and entrance on his work, Christ came after John, but in every other way he was before him. The expression clearly shows that Jesus had existence before he appeared on earth as man. All fulness dwells in him, from which alone fallen sinners have, and shall receive, by faith, all that renders them wise, strong, holy, useful, and happy. Our receivings by Christ are all summed up in this one word, grace; we have received even grace, a gift so great, so rich, so invaluable; the good will of God towards us, and the good work of God in us. The law of God is holy, just, and good; and we should make the proper use of it. But we cannot derive from it pardon, righteousness, or strength. It teaches us to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour, but it cannot supply the place of that doctrine. As no mercy comes from God to sinners but through Jesus Christ, no man can come to the Father but by him; no man can know God, except as he is made known in the only begotten and beloved Son.
Study Bible
The Word Became flesh
17For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known. 19And this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?”…
Cross References
Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 33:20
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

Exodus 33:23
"Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."

Luke 16:22
One day the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. And the rich man also died and was buried.

John 3:11
Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, and yet you people do not accept our testimony.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:18
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

John 6:46
not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God; only He has seen the Father.

John 13:23
One of His disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at His side.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Treasury of Scripture

No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

seen.

John 6:46 Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he …

Exodus 33:20 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Deuteronomy 4:12 And the LORD spoke to you out of the middle of the fire: you heard …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

1 John 4:12,20 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells …

the only.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God …

in the.

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his …

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Lamentations 2:12 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned …

Luke 16:22,23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the …

he hath.

John 12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.

John 14:9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

John 17:6,26 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the …

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see …

Genesis 18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with …

Genesis 32:28-30 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Genesis 48:15,16 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

Exodus 3:4-6 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to …

Exodus 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not …

Exodus 33:18-23 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory…

Exodus 34:5-7 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and …

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in …

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up …

Joshua 6:1,2 Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: …

Judges 6:12-26 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD …

Judges 13:20-23 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar…

Isaiah 6:1-3 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on …

Ezekiel 1:26-28 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness …

Hosea 12:3-5 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

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