John 1:18

“No man hath seene God at any time: the onely begotten Sonne, which is in the bosome of the Father, he hath declared him.”

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Other Translations

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
- King James Version

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained {Him.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared `him'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared [him].
- Darby Bible

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
- Webster's Bible

No human eye has ever seen God: the only Son, who is in the Father's bosom--He has made Him known.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

No man sai euer God, no but the `oon bigetun sone, that is in the bosum of the fadir, he hath teld out.
- Wycliffe Bible

God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 1:18


1:18 No man hath seen God - With bodily eyes: yet believers see him with the eye of faith. Who is in the bosom of the Father - The expression denotes the highest unity, and the most intimate knowledge.


People's Bible Notes for John 1:18


Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God, with bodily eyes, but he was manifested as the Word, and at last the "only begotten Son . . . hath declared him". "He that hath seen me", said Christ, "hath seen the Father. The Father is in me, and I in him" (Joh 14:9 10:38).

Discussion for John 1

  • Kevin Matthew Kettell
    funny and yet a miracle to me. I looked up Book of John and halfway down the first chapter I saw Philip found Nathanael or Bartholomew the Apostle. That's my nickname on facebook. Nathanael. blessings from Panda Express chef.
  • Preach
    To become a true Believer we must receive God as the Light of all Life in Jesus Christ by Faith. To understand and convey His real nature, office, and character of that Divine Teacher, who came to instruct and to redeem mankind. This is our most important argument in following and in invitations of souls to Christ. Jesus was in this world and they knew Him not!!! Amen
  • Stan jett
    In this chapter we have a list his 1st to the 5th diciples. 1st was Andrew and a 2unknown together at same time. 3 was SimonPeter. 4 was Philip, 5 was Nathanael.
  • Teri
    Jesus mission laid out perfectly by John! Yes He was sent to the Jew first and then the gentile everyone else v. 31. He came to take away the sin of the WORLD. The Jewish nation failed in taking the gospel message of Messiah to the world, but God isn't finished with the nation yet.
  • Melvin stewart
    THE GOSPEL JOHN OF IS ONE THE MOST PROFOUND BOOK OF THE BIBLE. JOHN ALLOW US TO SEE THE THREE GODHEAD IN OPERATION. THE FATHER THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST
  • John Purdie
    Each time I read John, the Lord Jesus Christ is revealed to me, as it were, for the first time, and I see with spiritual eyes Behold "The Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sin of the world".
    Also, that the Word of God, is new every morning. It is the Living Word. Genesis 1:1 tells us "In the beginning GOD" . 1 John 1"In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the Word was GOD. "

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