No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him.
(Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God -- he has seen the Father.)
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.
By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
All things have been given to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him."
Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory -- the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
Take heed because of him, and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for my name is in him.
Like a shepherd he tends his flock; he gathers up the lambs with his arm; he carries them close to his heart; he leads the ewes along.
One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.
If anyone says "I love God" and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.
So Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "Here I have seen one who sees me!"
The Lord went on his way when he had finished speaking to Abraham. Then Abraham returned home.
"No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed."
Then he blessed Joseph and said, "May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked -- the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day,
When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him from within the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am."
And Moses said, "Show me your glory."
The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the Lord by name.
With him I will speak face to face, openly, and not in riddles; and he will see the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"
Then the Lord spoke to you from the middle of the fire; you heard speech but you could not see anything -- only a voice was heard.
When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him holding a drawn sword. Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you on our side or allied with our enemies?"
The Lord's messenger appeared and said to him, "The Lord is with you, courageous warrior!"
As the flame went up from the altar toward the sky, the Lord's messenger went up in it while Manoah and his wife watched. They fell facedown to the ground.
then I was beside him as a master craftsman, and I was his delight day by day, rejoicing before him at all times,
In the year of King Uzziah's death, I saw the sovereign master seated on a high, elevated throne. The hem of his robe filled the temple.
(Lamed) Children say to their mothers, "Where are food and drink?" They faint like a wounded warrior in the city squares. They die slowly in their mothers' arms.
Above the platform over their heads was something like a sapphire shaped like a throne. High above on the throne was a form that appeared to be a man.
In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.
"Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus replied, "Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
"I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word.
I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them."
Now to the eternal king, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.