1 John 4:12
Good News Translation
No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.

Contemporary English Version
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us.

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No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us.

seen.

1 John 4:20 If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not?

Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Phanuel, saying: I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.

Exodus 33:20 And again he said: Thou canst not see my face: for man shall not see me, and live.

Numbers 12:8 For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses?

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality and inhabiteth light inaccessible: whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the fierceness of the king: for he endured, as seeing him that is invisible.

love one.

1 John 4:6 We are of God. He that knoweth God heareth us. He that is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

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1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And in this we know that he abideth in us by the Spirit which he hath given us.

and his.

1 John 4:17,18 In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world. . . .

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1 John 2:5 But he that keepeth his word, in him in very deed the charity of God is perfected. And by this we know that we are in him.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.

Context
Love Comes from God
11My dearest, if God hath so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us. 13In this we know that we abide in him, and he in us: because he hath given us of his spirit.…
Cross References
John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

1 Timothy 6:16
Who only hath immortality and inhabiteth light inaccessible: whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and empire everlasting. Amen.

1 John 2:5
But he that keepeth his word, in him in very deed the charity of God is perfected. And by this we know that we are in him.

1 John 4:16
And we have known and have believed the charity which God hath to us. God is charity: and he that abideth in charity abideth in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:17
In this is the charity of God perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment: because as he is, we also are in this world.

1 John 4:18
Fear is not in charity: but perfect charity casteth out fear, because fear hath sin. And he that feareth is not perfected in charity.

1 John 4:20
If any man say: I love God, and hateth his brother; he is a liar. For he that loveth not his brother whom he seeth, how can he love God whom he seeth not?

Additional Translations
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us.

No one has seen God at any time; if we should love one another, God abides in us, and His love is having been perfected in us.

No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us:

No one has seen God at any time: if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us:

No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

No one has ever yet seen God. If we love one another, God continues in union with us, and His love in all its perfection is in our hearts.

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.

God no one hath ever seen; if we may love one another, God in us doth remain, and His love is having been perfected in us;
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