Read John 1:18 Using 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.
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
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.