Who only hath immortality (o mono ecwn aqanasian). "The one who alone has immortality." Aqanasia (aqanato, a privative and qanato), old word, in N.T. only here and 1 Corinthians 15:53 . Domitian demanded that he be addressed as "Dominus et Deus noster." Emperor worship may be behind the use of mono (alone) here. Unapproachable (aprositon). See Psalms 104:2 . Late compound verbal adjective (a privative, pro, ienai, to go). Here only in N.T. Literary Koin word. Nor can see (oude idein dunatai). See aoraton in Colossians 1:15 and also John 1:18 ; Matthew 11:27 . The "amen" marks the close of the doxology as in 1 Timothy 1:17 .