1 Timothy 6:16

“Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who onely hath immortalitie, dwelling in the light, which no man can approch vnto, whom no man hath seene, nor can see: to whom be honour and power euerlasting. Amen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him {be} honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom `be' honor and power eternal. Amen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
- Webster's Bible

who alone possesses immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, and whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be eternal honour and power! Amen.
- Weymouth Bible

who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen.
- World English Bible

Which aloone hath vndeedlynesse, and dwellith in liyt, to which no man may come; whom no man say, nether may se; to whom glorie, and honour, and empire be with out ende.
- Wycliffe Bible

who only is having immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable, whom no one of men did see, nor is able to see, to whom [is] honour and might age-during! Amen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 6:16


6:16 Who only hath underived, independent immortality. Dwelling in light unapproachable - To the highest angel. Whom no man hath seen, or can see - With bodily eyes. Yet we shall see him as he is.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 6:16


1Ti 6:16 Who only hath immortality. See Joh 5:26. He is the source from whence there comes to man eternal life. Dwelling in the light. Surrounded by the divine splendors which no mortal can gaze upon.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 6:16

  • God is a spirit,and there is one spirit,and The Lord is that spirit, and Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Jesus said destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up, but they knew not that he spake of the temple of his body. But if the spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead dwell in you he that raised Christ from the dead shall raise us from the dead. If we have Christ in us the hope of glory. But to us there is but one God the Father. Jesus name would be called The mighty God, The everlasting Father, Imanuel god with us. Just a few. The Father sent the son to be the savor of the wold. Jesus said he that seeth me seeth him that sent me
  • Thorwald Johansen for verse 16
    I believe that 1Timothy 6:16 refers to the same figure being described in John 5:37. There is a "Father" whom no man can see, nor hear His voice.

    Many have seen The Lord God Almighty. This tells me, that the 'Father/Son/Holy Ghost' DOES NOT include Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the 'first born of all CREATION...The Son of The Son of The Trinity. Revelation 1:6 seems to back this up [GOD has a Father]. The Godhead (Isaiah 44:6) is composed of two figures...The Lord God Almighty & Jesus Christ.

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