Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.

International Standard Version

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

A Conservative Version

No man has ever seen God. If we love each other, God abides in us, and his love is in us, having been fully perfected.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!

An Understandable Version

No person has gazed upon God [at any time]; [but] if we love one another, God [continually] lives in our hearts, and His love is made complete within us.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

No man has ever seen God: if we have love for one another, God is in us and his love is made complete in us:

Common New Testament

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

no man hath ever seen God. if we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and our love for him is then sincere.

Darby Translation

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

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

No one has seen God, at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is made perfect in us.

Godbey New Testament

No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another with divine love, God abides in us, and his divine love has been made perfect in us.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one has ever seen God; yet if we love one another, God keeps in union with us and love for him attains perfection in our hearts.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and his charity is completed in us.

Julia Smith Translation

None has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is completed in us.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

God no one has ever seen; but if we love one another, then God remains within us, and love for him is complete in us.

Montgomery New Testament

No man has ever gazed on God; but if we love one another, God ever abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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.

Noyes New Testament

No one hath ever seen God. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Sawyer New Testament

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God continues in us and his love is perfected in us.

The Emphasized Bible

Upon God, hath no one, at any time, gazed: If we love one another, God, in us, abideth, and, his love, hath been perfected within us.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

No human eyes have ever seen God, yet, if we love one another, God remains in union with us, and his love attains its perfection in us.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

No one has ever seen God; yet if we practice loving one another, God remains in union with us, and our love for Him attains perfection in our hearts,

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

No one has ever beheld God. If we love one another, God abideth in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

Worsley New Testament

No one hath ever seen God: but if we love one another, God dwelleth in us and his love is perfected in us.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

θεάομαι 
theaomai 
Usage: 18

θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

If
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

we love
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0


Usage: 0

ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

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Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 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. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.


Cross References

John 1:18

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

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 2:5

but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected By this we know that we are in Him:

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.

Genesis 32:30

So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."

Exodus 33:20

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

1 Corinthians 13:13

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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?"

1 Timothy 1:17

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

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

1 John 3:24

The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

1 John 4:6

We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 4:17-18

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.

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