Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Holman Bible

the only One who has immortality,
dwelling in unapproachable light;
no one has seen or can see Him,
to Him be honor and eternal might.
Amen.

International Standard Version

He alone has endless life and lives in inaccessible light. No one has ever seen him, nor can anyone see him. Honor and eternal power belong to him! Amen.

A Conservative Version

who alone has immortality, dwelling in irreproachable light, whom no man has seen, nor can see, to whom is honor and eternal dominion. Truly.

American Standard Version

who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen.

Amplified

He alone possesses immortality [absolute exemption from death] and lives in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal power and dominion! Amen.

An Understandable Version

He alone possesses immortality [Note: That is, only God possesses an eternal existence, with neither beginning nor ending. See John 5:26], and lives in unapproachable light. No one has seen Him, or can see Him. May there be honor and never ending power to Him. May it be so.

Anderson New Testament

who alone has immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no man has seen, nor can see, tn whom be honor and power eternal. Amen.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

who alone is essentially immortal, dwelling in that inaccessible light, which no mortal ever saw, or can see: to whom belongs everlasting honour and empire. amen.

Darby Translation

who only has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor is able to see; to whom be honour and eternal might. Amen.

Godbey New Testament

he alone having immortality, inhabiting light unapproachable; whom no one of men has seen, or is able to see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen.

Goodspeed New Testament

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

John Wesley New Testament

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no man hath seen, neither can see; to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Julia Smith Translation

Who only having immortality, inhabiting inaccessible light; which none of men saw, nor can see; to whom honour and might forever. Amen.

King James 2000

Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

the [one who] alone possesses immortality, who lives [in] unapproachable light, whom no human being has seen nor is able to see, to whom [be] honor and eternal power. Amen.

Modern King James verseion

who alone has immortality, dwelling in light which cannot be approached, whom no one of men have seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which only hath immortality, and dwelleth in light that no man can attain, whom never man saw, neither can see: unto whom be honour and rule everlasting. Amen.

Moffatt New Testament

who alone has immortality, who dwells in light that none can approach, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honour and eternal dominion: Amen.

Montgomery New Testament

who alone possesses immortality, who dwells in light that none can approach, whom no man has ever seen or can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

NET Bible

He alone possesses immortality and lives in unapproachable light, whom no human has ever seen or is able to see. To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.

New Heart English Bible

who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen.

Noyes New Testament

who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no man hath seen, or can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Sawyer New Testament

who only has immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no man has seen nor can see; to whom be honor and power eternal; amen.

The Emphasized Bible

Who alone hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, - Whom no man hath seen - nor can see: unto whom, be honour and might age-abiding. Amen.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

who alone possesseth immortality, inhabiting light inaccessible, whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and glory eternal. Amen.

Twentieth Century New Testament

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.

Webster

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

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

World English Bible

who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen.

Worrell New Testament

Who only hath immortality, inhabiting light unapproachable, Whom no man ever saw or is able to see; to Whom be honor and dominion eternal. Amen.

Worsley New Testament

who alone hath immortality, dwelling in light inaccessible, whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Youngs Literal Translation

who only is having immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom is honour and might age-during! Amen.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

μόνος 
Monos 
only, alone, by self
Usage: 30

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἀθανασία 
Athanasia 
Usage: 3

οἰκέω 
Oikeo 
Usage: 9

the light
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44

ἀπρόσιτος 
Aprositos 
Usage: 1

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

no
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

nor
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

see
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

to whom
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

be honour
τιμή 
Time 
Usage: 43

and

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

κράτος 
Kratos 
Usage: 12

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

Images 1 Timothy 6:16

Prayers for 1 Timothy 6:16

Context Readings

Renewed Charge To Timothy

15 Which at the right time he will make clear, who is the eternal and only Ruler, King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it. 17 Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;


Cross References

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King eternal, ever-living, unseen, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. So be it.

John 1:18

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.

Psalm 104:2

You are clothed with light as with a robe; stretching out the heavens like a curtain:

1 John 1:5

This is the word which came to us from him and which we give to you, that God is light and in him there is nothing dark.

Exodus 3:14

And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

Exodus 33:20

But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living.

Deuteronomy 32:40

For lifting up my hand to heaven I say, By my unending life,

Deuteronomy 32:40

For lifting up my hand to heaven I say, By my unending life,

Isaiah 57:15

For this is the word of him who is high and lifted up, whose resting-place is eternal, whose name is Holy: my resting-place is in the high and holy place, and with him who is crushed and poor in spirit, to give life to the spirit of the poor, and to make strong the heart of the crushed.

Habakkuk 3:4

He was shining like the light; he had rays coming out from his hand: there his power was kept secret.

John 6:46

Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only he who is from God, he has seen the Father.

John 8:58

Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into being, I am.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?

Romans 16:25-27

Now to him who is able to make you strong in agreement with the good news which I gave you and the preaching of Jesus Christ, in the light of the revelation of that secret which has been kept through times eternal,

Ephesians 3:21

To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations for ever and ever. So be it.

Philippians 4:20

Now to God our Father be glory for ever and ever. So be it.

Colossians 1:15

Who is the image of the unseen God and existed before all living things;

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.

Jude 1:25

To the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, let us give glory and honour and authority and power, before all time and now and for ever. So be it.

Revelation 1:6

And has made us to be a kingdom and priests to his God and Father; to him let glory and power be given for ever and ever. So be it.

Revelation 1:8

I am the First and the Last, says the Lord God who is and was and is to come, the Ruler of all.

Revelation 1:16-18

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 4:11

It is right, our Lord and our God, for you to have glory and honour and power: because by you were all things made, and by your desire they came into being.

Revelation 7:12

So be it. Let blessing and glory and wisdom and praise and honour and power and strength be given to our God for ever and ever. So be it.

Revelation 21:3

And there came to my ears a great voice out of the high seat, saying, See, the Tent of God is with men, and he will make his living-place with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 22:5

And there will be no more night; and they have no need of a light or of the shining of the sun; for the Lord God will give them light: and they will be ruling for ever and ever.

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