John 1:18 KJV (With Strong’s)

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No man
oudeis (Greek #3762)
not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e. none, nobody, nothing
KJV usage: any (man), aught, man, neither any (thing), never (man), no (man), none (+ of these things), not (any, at all, -thing), nought.
Pronounce: oo-dice'
Origin: οὐδεμία (oo-dem-ee'-ah), and neuter οὐδέν (oo-den') from 3761 and 1520
hath seen
horao (Greek #3708)
by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear
KJV usage: behold, perceive, see, take heed.
Pronounce: hor-ah'-o
Origin: properly, to stare at (compare 3700), i.e. (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally)
God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
d at any time
popote (Greek #4455)
at any time, i.e. (with negative particle) at no time
KJV usage: at any time, + never (...to any man), + yet, never man.
Pronounce: po'-pot-e
Origin: from 4452 and 4218
; thee only begotten
monogenes (Greek #3439)
only-born, i.e. sole
KJV usage: only (begotten, child).
Pronounce: mon-og-en-ace'
Origin: from 3441 and 1096
Son
huios (Greek #5207)
a "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship
KJV usage: child, foal, son.
Pronounce: hwee-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, which
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
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on (Greek #5607)
and the neuter ὄν (on) present participle of 1510; being
KJV usage: be, come, have.
Pronounce: oan
Origin: οὖσα (oo'-sah)
in
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
the bosom
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kolpos (Greek #2859)
the bosom; by analogy, a bay
KJV usage: bosom, creek.
Pronounce: kol'-pos
Origin: apparently a primary word
of the Father
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pater (Greek #3962)
a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote)
KJV usage: father, parent.
Pronounce: pat-ayr'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, he
ekeinos (Greek #1565)
that one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed
KJV usage: he, it, the other (same), selfsame, that (same, very), X their, X them, they, this, those. See also 3778.
Pronounce: ek-i'-nos
Origin: from 1563
hath declared
exegeomai (Greek #1834)
to consider out (aloud), i.e. rehearse, unfold
KJV usage: declare, tell.
Pronounce: ex-ayg-eh'-om-ahee
Origin: from 1537 and 2233
him.*
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections

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John 6:46• 46Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. (John 6:46)
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Ex. 33:20• 20And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. (Ex. 33:20)
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Deut. 4:12• 12And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. (Deut. 4:12)
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Matt. 11:27• 27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. (Matt. 11:27)
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Luke 10:22• 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. (Luke 10:22)
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Col. 1:15• 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Col. 1:15)
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1 Tim. 1:17• 17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Tim. 1:17)
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1 Tim. 6:16• 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen. (1 Tim. 6:16)
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1 John 4:12,20• 12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
(1 John 4:12,20)
the only.
in the.
he hath.
John 12:41• 41These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. (John 12:41)
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John 14:9• 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? (John 14:9)
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John 17:6,26• 6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
(John 17:6,26)
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Gen. 16:13• 13And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? (Gen. 16:13)
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Gen. 18:33• 33And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place. (Gen. 18:33)
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Gen. 32:28‑30• 28And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
(Gen. 32:28‑30)
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Gen. 48:15‑16• 15And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
(Gen. 48:15‑16)
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Ex. 3:4‑6• 4And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
(Ex. 3:4‑6)
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Ex. 23:21• 21Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. (Ex. 23:21)
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Ex. 33:18‑23• 18And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.
19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
20And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
21And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
22And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
23And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
(Ex. 33:18‑23)
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Ex. 34:5‑7• 5And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.
6And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
(Ex. 34:5‑7)
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Num. 12:8• 8With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? (Num. 12:8)
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Josh. 5:13‑15• 13And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
(Josh. 5:13‑15)
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Josh. 6:1‑2• 1Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.
(Josh. 6:1‑2)
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Judg. 6:12‑26• 12And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.
13And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
14And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
15And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.
16And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
17And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then show me a sign that thou talkest with me.
18Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again.
19And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it.
20And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
21Then the angel of the Lord put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the Lord departed out of his sight.
22And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! for because I have seen an angel of the Lord face to face.
23And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.
24Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
25And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:
26And build an altar unto the Lord thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
(Judg. 6:12‑26)
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Judg. 13:20‑23• 20For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.
21But the angel of the Lord did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the Lord.
22And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
23But his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.
(Judg. 13:20‑23)
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Isa. 6:1‑3• 1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
(Isa. 6:1‑3)
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Ezek. 1:26‑28• 26And above the firmament 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 the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
27And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
28As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
(Ezek. 1:26‑28)
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Hos. 12:3‑5• 3He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
4Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Beth-el, and there he spake with us;
5Even the Lord God of hosts; the Lord is his memorial.
(Hos. 12:3‑5)
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Matt. 11:27• 27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. (Matt. 11:27)
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Luke 10:22• 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. (Luke 10:22)
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1 John 5:20• 20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)
 It was not only the character of His glory here below; it is what He was (what He had been, what He ever is) in the Father’s own bosom in the Godhead: and it is thus that He declared Him. (John 1 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

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Eis, not en. perhaps "on." The expression indicates the place where, or the state. see Acts 8.23; Mark 1.9. In chap. 13 it is en in ver. 23, epi in ver. 25.

W. Kelly Translation

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No one hath seen God at any time: the only-begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father—he declared [him1].

WK Translation Notes

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Son who is: א B Cpm L 33, Syrr.not cu.: Aeth.Rom. have the strange reading θεὸς, God, which Tregelles, Westcott and Hort adopt, the latter having written a learned monograph in its defense. As the variant seems to be out of all correlation to "Father," the weight of evidence is against it. (Exp. of John, p.22)
Son who is: [Q.: ὀ μονογενὴς υἰός, ὸ ῶν κ. τ. λ. The reading here seems a difficult question, θεοῦ, υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ, and other variants having some support. But μον. θεός appears to be supported by some uncials, cursives, versions, and Fathers. It is adopted by Alford, Tregelles, Westcott and Hort, and others. Griesbach marks υἰός as doubtful; Lachmann inserts θεός in margin. This being the case, is the evidence brought forward in favor of θεός really strong enough to shake confidence in the Received Text of this passage? Yours faithfully in Christ, W.J.]
There is no doubt of the ancient, if not large, support, of θεός, instead of the ordinary reading υἰός, "Son." Nevertheless Tregelles alone ventured to follow them as he does in other harsh readings, till the Cambridge Editors joined him. All others, notwithstanding א B Cpm L 33, two or three versions, and patristic allusions, prefer ^ and fourteen other uncials, all cursives but one, the ancient Vv. and Fathers. It is not according to the analogy of scripture to speak of "only-begotten God"; and "Son" is the true correlate to "Father." Alford stands with Griesbach, Lachmann, Scholz, Scrivener, Tischendorf, Wordsworth, as well as all the older critics. (Bible Treasury 15:112)
Son who is: It is surprising that Bengel should follow Raphelius in preferring "qui erat" to "qui est," as almost all the ancients, Greeks and Latins, rightly insist. (Exp. of John, p.60)
Son who is: It is of the essence of the truth of Christ’s person that ὀ ῶν, here as in John 1:18 means "who is," not "who was;" and so the Revised no less than the Authorized Version. So even Winer and other Germans, poor as they are, and all men taught of God. It is true that the present participle, combined with a past tense or qualified by an adverb of time, may have an imperfect force, as in 1:29, 5:13, etc. But here nothing enters to weaken its simple, special, and emphatic force. The words are only difficult to unbelief. The late Dean Alford was bold enough in free thought; yet he expressly affirms that in both texts the present participle is used to signify essential truth without any particular regard to time. (A similar ignorance vitiates Dr. Steele’s Tense-reading in his "Mile stones." The present in perhaps all languages is employed ethically and quite independently of the present moment. This is peculiarly true of the New Testament.) The figurative idea destroys that truth here as elsewhere; and here it is fundamental. A little knowledge is indeed a dangerous thing. To read this "Who was" may be natural perhaps, but is certainly neither spiritual nor accurate, but downright, though of course ignorant, perversion from an inveterate hunt after figurative language. (Bible Treasury 19:80)