Parallel Verses

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.

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 one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another [with unselfish concern], God abides in us, and His love [the love that is His essence abides in us and] is completed and 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.

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.

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;

Interlinear

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

θεάομαι 
theaomai 
Usage: 18

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

If
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

we love
G25
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

his

Usage: 0

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

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

τελειόω 
Teleioo 
Usage: 18

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:12

References

Images 1 John 4:12

Prayers for 1 John 4:12

Questions on 1 John 4:12

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

11 Dear friends, since God loved us thus, we, surely, ought to love one another. 12 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. 13 We know that we remain in union with him, and he with us, by this--by his having given us some measure of his Spirit.


Cross References

John 1:18

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

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone is possessed of immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or ever can see--to whom be ascribed honour and power for ever. Amen.

1 John 2:5

but, whenever a man lays his Message to heart, in that man the love of God has indeed reached its perfection. By this we know that we are in union with God--

1 John 4:20

If a man says 'I love God,' and yet hates his Brother, he is a liar; for the man who does not love his Brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

1 John 4:20

If a man says 'I love God,' and yet hates his Brother, he is a liar; for the man who does not love his Brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

1 John 4:20

If a man says 'I love God,' and yet hates his Brother, he is a liar; for the man who does not love his Brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Meanwhile Faith, Hope, and Love endure-these three, but the greatest of these is Love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Meanwhile Faith, Hope, and Love endure-these three, but the greatest of these is Love.

1 Timothy 1:17

To the Immortal King, ever-living, invisible, the one God, be ascribed honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 11:27

Faith caused him to leave Egypt, though undaunted by the King's anger, for he was strengthened in his endurance by the vision of the invisible God.

1 John 3:24

And he who lays his commands to heart maintains union with Christ, and Christ with him. And by this we know that Christ maintains union with us--by our possession of the Spirit which he gave us.

1 John 4:6

We come from God. He who knows God listens to us; the man who does not come from God does not listen to us. By that we may know the true inspiration from the false.

1 John 4:17-18

It is through this that love has attained its perfection in us, so that we may have confidence on the Day of Judgment, because what Christ is that we also are in this world.

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