John 1:18



Parallel Verses

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 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.

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

No man has ever seen God. The only begotten Son, being in the bosom of the Father, that man reported 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 .

Amplified

No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

An Understandable Version

No one has ever seen God [i.e., His full splendor], but God, the only conceived [and eventually born Son], who is at the Father's side, has shown us who He is.

Anderson New Testament

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has revealed him.

Bible in Basic English

No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.

Common New Testament

No one has ever seen God; God the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

Daniel Mace New Testament

no man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, who is intimate with the father, hath made him known.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, the one being in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared him.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

None has seen God at any time; the only born Son, he being in the bosom of the Father, he has declared.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

No one has seen God at any time; the one and only, God, the one who is in the bosom of the Father--that one has made [him] known.

Modern King James verseion

No one has seen God at any time; the Only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man hath seen God at any time. The only begotten son, which is in the father's bosom, hath declared him.

Moffatt New Testament

Nobody has ever seen God, but God has been unfolded by the divine One, the only Son, who lies upon the Father's breast.

Montgomery New Testament

No man has ever seen God; God, only begotten, who is in the bosom of the Father??e has interpreted 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.

New Heart English Bible

No one has seen God at any time. The only God, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

New simplified Bible

No man has ever seen God. The only begotten God-like one who is closest to the Father (in the bosom of the Father) tells us about him. (Psalm 8:5)

Noyes New Testament

No one hath ever seen God; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath made him known.

Sawyer New Testament

No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he declared [him].

The Emphasized Bible

No one, hath seen, God, at any time: An Only Begotten God, The One existing within the bosom of the Father, He, hath interpreted him .

Thomas Haweis New Testament

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath thoroughly described him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No man has ever yet seen God; God the Only Son, who is ever with the Father--He has revealed him.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

No one has ever seen God; the only son, Deity Himself, who lies upon His Father's breast, 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.

Worrell New Testament

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father, He declared Him.

Worsley New Testament

and though no one hath ever seen God, or can see Him: yet the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, hath made Him known.

Youngs Literal Translation

God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
no man , nothing , none , no , any man , any , man , neither any man ,
Usage: 160

ὁράω 
Horao 
see , take heed , behold , perceive , not tr
Usage: 36

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

μονογενής 
Monogenes 
Usage: 7

υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

is
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being , when ... was , which is , that is , not tr ,
Usage: 128

in
εἰς 
Eis 
into , to , unto , for , in , on , toward , against ,
Usage: 1267

the bosom
κόλπος 
Kolpos 
Usage: 3

of the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

he
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that , those , he , the same , they ,
Usage: 148

ἐξηγέομαι 
Exegeomai 
Usage: 6

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Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. 19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"


Cross References

Matthew 11:27

"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

John 6:46

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

Colossians 1:15

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

1 John 4:9

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

1 John 4:12

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

Luke 10:22

"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Exodus 23:21

"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.

John 12:41

These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him.

John 13:23

There was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.

1 John 4:20

If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ This is the true God and eternal life.

Genesis 16:13

Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

Genesis 18:33

As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD departed, and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 32:28-30

He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."

Genesis 48:15-16

He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,

Exodus 3:4-6

When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."

Exodus 33:18-23

Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"

Exodus 34:5-7

The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.

Numbers 12:8

With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"

Deuteronomy 4:12

"Then the LORD spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form--only a voice.

Joshua 5:13-2

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

Judges 6:12-26

The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior."

Judges 13:20-23

For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,

Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.

Lamentations 2:12

They say to their mothers, "Where is grain and wine?" As they faint like a wounded man In the streets of the city, As their life is poured out On their mothers' bosom.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

Luke 16:22-23

"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.

John 3:16-18

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

John 17:6

"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

John 17:26

and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.



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