Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed 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.

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.

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.

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 because while the Law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus the Messiah. 18 No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him. 19 This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and descendants of Levi to him from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"


Cross References

Matthew 11:27

All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 6:46

Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who comes from God. This one has seen the Father.

Colossians 1:15

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

1 Timothy 6:16

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.

1 John 4:9

This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him.

1 John 4:12

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Luke 10:22

All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

Exodus 23:21

Be careful! Be sure to obey him. Don't rebel against him, because he won't forgive your transgression, since my Name is in him.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."

John 12:41

Isaiah said this when he saw his glory and spoke about him.

John 13:23

One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus kept loving, had been sitting very close to him.

1 John 4:20

Whoever says, "I love God," but hates his brother is a liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom he has not seen.

1 John 5:20

We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life.

Genesis 16:13

So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are "God who sees,' because I have truly seen the one who looks after me."

Genesis 18:33

As soon as he finished talking to Abraham, the LORD left and Abraham returned to where he had been sitting.

Genesis 32:28-30

"Your name won't be Jacob anymore," the man replied, "but Israel, because you exerted yourself against both God and men, and you've emerged victorious."

Genesis 48:15-16

Then Israel blessed Joseph by saying: "May the God in whose presence my ancestors Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has continued shepherding me my whole life even until today,

Exodus 3:4-6

When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from the center of the bush, "Moses! Moses!" He said, "Here I am."

Exodus 33:18-23

Then Moses said, "Please show me your glory."

Exodus 34:5-7

The LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

Numbers 12:8

I speak to him audibly and in visions, not in mysteries. If he can gaze at the image of the LORD, why aren't you afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

Deuteronomy 4:12

the LORD your God spoke from the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but you saw no form; there was only a voice.

Joshua 5:13-2

Now it happened that while Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and much to his amazement, he saw a man standing in front of him, holding a drawn sword in his hand! Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you one of us, or are you with our enemies?"

Judges 6:12-26

The angel of the LORD appeared to him and told him, "The LORD is with you, you valiant warrior!"

Judges 13:20-23

When the burnt offering was engulfed in flames that sprang up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame that came from the altar. When Manoah and his wife observed this, they collapsed on their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was with him, his master craftsman I was his delight daily, continuously rejoicing in his presence,

Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne, high and exalted. The train of his robe filled the Temple.

Lamentations 2:12

They ask their mothers, "Is there anything to eat or drink?" They faint in the streets of the city like wounded men. Their life ebbs away while they lie on their mother's bosom.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

From above the canopy that was spread out over their heads, there appeared to be something reminiscent of a throne, resembling sapphire in form.

Hosea 12:3-5

He circumvented his brother in the womb, and as an adult he fought with God.

Luke 16:22-23

"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.

John 3:16-18

"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.

John 14:9

"Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?" Jesus asked him. "The person who has seen me has seen the Father. So how can you say, "Show us the Father'?

John 17:6

I have made your name known to these men whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

John 17:26

I made your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and I myself may be in them."

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King Eternal the immortal, invisible, and only God be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen.

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