LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 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].

Monday, June 12, 2006

Jesus Reveals The Father

John 1:18 (Amplified Bible)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation


18No man has ever seen God at any time; the only [a]unique Son, or [b]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].(A)

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John 1:18 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society


18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,[a][b]who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

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John 1:18 (New American Standard Bible)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation



18(A)No one has seen God at any time; (B)the only begotten God who is (C)in the bosom of the Father, (D)He has explained Him.

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John 1:18 (Contemporary English Version)
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society


18No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is truly God and is closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like.

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John 1:18 (New Life Version)
New Life Version (NLV)
Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International

18The much-loved Son is beside the Father. No man has ever seen God. But Christ has made God known to us.
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John 1:18 (Wycliffe New Testament)
Wycliffe New Testament (WYC)
2001 by Terrence P. Noble,

18 No man saw ever God [No man ever saw God], but the one begotten Son, that is in the bosom of the Father, he hath told out
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John 1:18 (Worldwide English (New Testament))
Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
Copyright © by SOON Educational Publications


18No one has ever seen God. But his only Son is very near to his Father's heart. He has told us plainly about God.

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King James Version
John 1:18-
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Let us look at that word "declare" as it appears in the KING JAMES VERSION.

1834 - exegeomai - "declare thoroughly and particularly
(1) To unfold, reveal, make known, as a teacher. 1

To unfold in teaching, to declare by making known. 2

It would seem that the major portion of Christ's ministry was to reveal His Father to a lost world that was in rebellion against Him. It is written that " All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way" Isaiah 53:6, and, "There is none that understands, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable...Romans 3:11-12.

We are a race that has a history, thanks to the fall of Adam, of not being thankful to, or glorifying Him as God. We do not like to retain God in our knowledge. We are haters of God. He created us. It is in Him that we live, move and have our being. He is the One Who gives us rain and food and all good things to enjoy in this life. Yet, we hate Him. We love to call those things that He calls good, evil; and those things that He calls evil, good. We love our sins more than we love Him.

It is God Who said,"man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live".

We do not know our creator; and that is by choice, man's choice. Man's deeds are evil, and the Light of Christ reveals that fact. Living by God's word is foolishness to man. Man is naturally hostile to God. Man is naturally a sinner, it is his nature to sin; it is his nature to reject God.

To be continued... I will keep these posts short because it is a major pain for my carpel-tunel syndrome to type lately. Sorry.

Sources: 1) THE COMPLETE WORD STUDY DICTIONARY - NEW TESTAMENT
Spiros Zodhiates, TH.D. page 604

2) EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF NEW TESTAMENT WORDS - W.E.VINE page 282

2 Comments:

Blogger forgiven said...

Hi Pal
Jesus points to the Father and the Holy Spirit teaches us to point to Jesus. I think the question is.. are we pointing to Jesus and if not are you truely saved.
Some say that we still are....

Thanks
Doug

June 14, 2006 9:16 AM

 
Blogger Doug E. said...

Mark,

I like that post. Very edifying! I also like the all the different versions of that passage. I caused me to look closely at what it was saying.

God Bless,

Doug

June 16, 2006 12:41 PM

 

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