John 1:18 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.


Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 36

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

at any time
πώποτε 
Popote 
Usage: 3

μονογενής 
Monogenes 
Usage: 7

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

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Context Readings

The Prologue To John's Gospel

17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came about through Jesus Christ. 18 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. 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem so that they could ask him, "Who are you?"


Cross References

Matthew 11:27

All [things] have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and {anyone to whom} the Son wants to reveal [him].

John 6:46

(Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God--this one has seen the Father.)

Colossians 1:15

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

1 Timothy 6:16

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.

1 John 4:9

By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God sent his one and only Son into the world in order that we may live through him.

1 John 4:12

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Luke 10:22

All [things] have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father and who the Father is except the Son, and [anyone] to whom the Son wants to reveal [him]."

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and took up residence among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Exodus 23:21

Be attentive to him and listen to his voice; do not rebel against him, because he will not forgive 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 he will carry [them] in his bosom; he will lead those who nurse.

John 12:41

Isaiah said these [things] because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him.

John 13:23

One of his disciples--the one whom Jesus loved--was reclining {close beside} Jesus.

1 John 4:20

If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar, for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen is not able to 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 understanding, in order that we may know the one who is true, and we are in the one who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life.

Genesis 16:13

So she called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, "You [are] El-Roi," for she said, "Here I have seen after he who sees me."

Genesis 18:33

Then Yahweh left, as he finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 32:28-30

And he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed."

Genesis 48:15-16

And he blessed Joseph and said, "The God before whom my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, walked, The God who shepherded me {all my life} unto this day,

Exodus 3:4-6

And Yahweh saw that he turned aside to see, and God called to him from the midst of the bush, and he said, "Moses, Moses." And he said, "Here I [am]."

Exodus 33:18-23

And he said, "Please show me your glory."

Exodus 34:5-7

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

Numbers 12:8

I will speak to him mouth to mouth, [in] clearness, not in riddles; and he will look at the form of Yahweh. Why were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"

Deuteronomy 4:12

And Yahweh spoke to you from the midst of the fire; {you heard} a sound of words, but {you did not see} a form--only a voice.

Joshua 5:13-2

And it happened, when Joshua was by Jericho, {he looked up}, and he saw a man standing {opposite him} [with] his sword drawn in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said, "Are you with us, or with our adversaries?"

Judges 6:12-26

The angel of Yahweh appeared to him and said to him, "Yahweh [is] with you, {you mighty warrior}."

Judges 13:20-23

And when the flame went up toward the heaven from the altar, the angel of Yahweh went up in the flame of the altar to heaven while Manoah and his wife [were] watching. And they fell on their faces to the ground.

Proverbs 8:30

I was {beside} him, a master workman, and I was delighting day by day, rejoicing before him {always},

Isaiah 6:1-3

In the year of the death of Uzziah the king, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and raised throne, and the hem of his robe [was] filling the temple.

Lamentations 2:12

To their mothers they say, "Where is the bread and wine?" as they faint like the wounded in [the] public squares of a city, as their life is being poured out onto the bosom of their mothers.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And from above the expanse that [was] above their heads [there was] the likeness of a throne, {looking like a sapphire}, and above the likeness of the throne [was] a likeness similar to [the] appearance of a human on it, [but] {above it}.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he deceived his brother, and in his manhood he struggled with God.

Luke 16:22-23

Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried.

John 3:16-18

For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, "Am I with you so long a time and you have not known me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, 'Show us the Father?'

John 17:6

"I have revealed your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours, and you have given them to me, and they have kept your word.

John 17:26

And I made known to them your name, and will make [it] known, in order that the love [with] which you loved me may be in them, and I [may be] in them."

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, to the only God, [be] honor and glory {forever and ever}. Amen.

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