Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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 by Moses: grace and truth subsists through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has 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 from Jerusalem priests and Levites that they might ask him, Thou, who art thou?


Cross References

Matthew 11:27

All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son but the Father, nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son may be pleased to reveal him.

John 6:46

not that any one has seen the Father, except he who is of God, he has seen the Father.

Colossians 1:15

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

1 Timothy 6:16

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.

1 John 4:9

Herein as to us has been manifested the love of God, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

1 John 4:12

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

Luke 10:22

All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son is pleased to reveal him.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we have contemplated his glory, a glory as of an only-begotten with a father), full of grace and truth;

Exodus 23:21

Be careful in his presence, and hearken unto his voice: do not provoke him, for he will not forgive your transgressions; for my name is in him.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom; he will gently lead those that give suck.

John 12:41

These things said Esaias because he saw his glory and spoke of him.

John 13:23

Now there was at table one of his disciples in the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved.

1 John 4:20

If any one say, I love God, and hate his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding that we should know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Genesis 16:13

And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the God who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.

Genesis 18:33

And Jehovah went away when he had ended speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 32:28-30

And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled 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 walked, the God that shepherded me all my life long to this day,

Exodus 3:4-6

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

Exodus 33:18-23

And he said, Let me, I pray thee, see thy glory.

Exodus 34:5-7

And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood beside him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

Numbers 12:8

Mouth to mouth do I speak to him openly, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah doth he behold. Why then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?

Deuteronomy 4:12

And Jehovah spoke to you from the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the 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 before him with his sword drawn in his hand. And Joshua went to him, and said to him: Art thou for us, or for our enemies?

Judges 6:12-26

And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor."

Judges 13:20-23

And when the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar while Mano'ah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 8:30

then I was by him his nursling, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year of the death of king Uzziah, 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 corn and wine? when they swoon as the wounded in the streets of the city; when they pour out their soul into their mothers' bosom.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And above the expanse 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 above upon it.

Hosea 12:3-5

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.

Luke 16:22-23

And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham. 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 believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

John 14:9

Jesus says to him, Am I so long a time with you, and thou hast not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father?

John 17:6

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

John 17:26

And I have made known to them thy name, and will make it known; that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them and I in them.

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only God, honour and glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

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