John 6:46
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New International Version
No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.

New Living Translation
(Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)

English Standard Version
not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.

Berean Study Bible
not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God; only He has seen the Father.

Berean Literal Bible
Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One being from God; He has seen the Father.

New American Standard Bible
"Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father.

King James Bible
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God. He has seen the Father.

International Standard Version
Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who comes from God. This one has seen the Father.

NET Bible
(Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God--he has seen the Father.)

New Heart English Bible
Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God. He has seen the Father.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“No man has seen The Father, except he who is from God; he himself sees The Father.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm saying that no one has seen the Father. Only the one who is from God has seen the Father.

New American Standard 1977
“Not that any man has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

King James 2000 Bible
Not that any man has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

American King James Version
Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he has seen the Father.

American Standard Version
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he that is from God, he hath seen the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not that any man hath seen the Father; but he who is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Darby Bible Translation
not that any one has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

English Revised Version
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is from God, he hath seen the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he who is from God, he hath seen the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
No one has ever seen the Father--except Him who is from God. He has seen the Father.

World English Bible
Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God. He has seen the Father.

Young's Literal Translation
not that any one hath seen the Father, except he who is from God, he hath seen the Father.
Study Bible
Jesus the Bread of Life
45It is written in the prophets: ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me— 46not that anyone has seen the Father except the One who is from God; only He has seen the Father. 47Truly, truly, I tell you, he who believes has eternal life.…
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.

John 1:18
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.

John 7:29
but I know Him, because I am from Him and He sent Me."

John 14:7
If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him."
Treasury of Scripture

Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he has seen the Father.

any.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

John 5:37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. …

John 8:19 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You …

John 14:9,10 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, …

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

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

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

he hath.

John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, …

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 …

(46) But this hearing and learning of the Father was the preparation for, not the substitute for, the fuller revelation in the person of the Son. Once again He declares that "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath been the interpreter." (See Note on John 1:18; and comp. John 3:13; John 8:38.) Every man, in proportion as he had been taught of God, would feel how little he knew of God, and there would be in him the yearning desire and the trained faculty to see Him who is of God.

Verse 46. - Not that any one hath seen the Father, save he who is from God, he hath seen the Father. "Hearing" and "learning" do not amount to the beatific vision. "No one [as John said, John 1:18] hath seen God at any time, the only begotten [Son] who is in the bosom of the Father [πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, John 1:1; εἰς τὸν κόλπον, John 1:18], he hath declared him" (cf. Matthew 11:27). The full revelation of the Father is alone possible to one who is (παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ) "forth from God," yet evermore standing in close association with God. Cyril and Erasmus here suggest the fact that Christ distinguishes himself from Moses, and some suggest that Christ protests against the supposition which would make the spiritual "inner Christ" of modern speculation of more value than the historical personality. But παρὰ in association with ω}ν indicates more than mission from God, and obviously stands in indissoluble relation with the teaching of the prologue, viz. the eternal pre-existence of the personal Logos - the identity of the Person who was made flesh with the Christ of this discourse. These words bring our Lord's teaching back to a full justification or reassertion of the statement that he had come down from heaven. Not that any man hath seen the Father,.... This is said, lest it should be thought from the above words, that our Lord meant that men should be so taught of God, as that they should visibly see the Father, and vocally hear his voice, and be personally instructed by him; for his voice is not heard, nor his shape seen; see John 1:18;

save he which is of God; who is begotten of him, and of the same nature and perfections with him, though a distinct person from him, and who was always with him, and lay in his bosom:

he hath seen the Father; has perfect knowledge of him, personal communion with him; has seen the perfections and glory of his person, and the thoughts, purposes, and counsels of his heart, his whole mind, and will, and all the grace, goodness, and mercy which is in him, and has declared it; see John 1:18. 46. Not that any man hath seen, etc.—Lest they should confound that "hearing and learning of the Father," to which believers are admitted by divine teaching, with His own immediate access to Him, He here throws in a parenthetical explanation; stating, as explicitly as words could do it, how totally different the two cases were, and that only He who is "from God" hath this naked, immediate access to the Father. (See Joh 1:18).6:36-46 The discovery of their guilt, danger, and remedy, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, makes men willing and glad to come, and to give up every thing which hinders applying to him for salvation. The Father's will is, that not one of those who were given to the Son, should be rejected or lost by him. No one will come, till Divine grace has subdued, and in part changed his heart; therefore no one who comes will ever be cast out. The gospel finds none willing to be saved in the humbling, holy manner, made known therein; but God draws with his word and the Holy Ghost; and man's duty is to hear and learn; that is to say, to receive the grace offered, and consent to the promise. None had seen the Father but his beloved Son; and the Jews must expect to be taught by his inward power upon their minds, and by his word, and the ministers whom he sent among them.
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