Parallel Verses

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 .

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 160

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

μονογενής 
Monogenes 
Usage: 7

Son
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

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 1:18

Devotionals containing John 1:18

Images John 1:18

Prayers for John 1:18

Questions on John 1:18

Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him . 19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent unto him from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who art thou?


Cross References

Matthew 11:27

All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.

John 6:46

Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he that is from God, he hath seen the Father.

Colossians 1:15

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;

1 Timothy 6:16

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

1 John 4:9

Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 John 4:12

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

Luke 10:22

All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him .

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

Exodus 23:21

Take ye heed before him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those that have their young.

John 12:41

These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he spake of him.

John 13:23

There was at the table reclining in Jesus bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

1 John 4:20

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, cannot love God whom he hath not seen.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Genesis 16:13

And she called the name of Jehovah that spake unto her, Thou art a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me?

Genesis 18:33

And Jehovah went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

Genesis 32:28-30

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Genesis 48:15-16

And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto this day,

Exodus 3:4-6

And when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

Exodus 33:18-23

And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory.

Exodus 34:5-7

And Jehovah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

Numbers 12:8

with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form of Jehovah shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?

Deuteronomy 4:12

And Jehovah spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.

Joshua 5:13-2

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?

Judges 6:12-26

And the angel of Jehovah appeared unto him, and said unto him, Jehovah is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.

Judges 13:20-23

For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of Jehovah ascended in the flame of the altar: and Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was by him, as a master workman; And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him,

Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple.

Lamentations 2:12

They say to their mothers, Where is grain and wine? When they swoon as the wounded in the streets of the city, When their soul is poured out into their mothers bosom.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was a likeness as the appearance of a man upon it above.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:

Luke 16:22-23

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into 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 whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father?

John 17:6

I manifested thy name unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word.

John 17:26

and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them.

1 Timothy 1:17

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

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