New Living Translation
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
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But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live."
We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us.
You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us.
1 Timothy 1:17
All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
1 John 1:5
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.
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