John 1 :2

John 1 :2 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

The same was in the beginning with God.

King James Version (KJV)

The same was in the beginning with God.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The same was in the beginning with God.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

This Word was from the first in relation with God.

Webster's Revision

The same was in the beginning with God.

World English Bible

The same was in the beginning with God.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The same was in the beginning with God.

Definitions for John 1 :2

Clarke's Commentary on John 1 :2

Barnes' Commentary on John 1 :2

The same - The Word, or the λόγος Logos.

Was in the beginning with God - This seems to be a repetition of what was said in the first verse; but it is stated over again to "guard the doctrine," and to prevent the possibility of a mistake. John had said that he existed before the creation, and that he was "with God;" but he had not said in the first verse "that the union with God existed in the beginning." He now expresses that idea, and assures us that that union was not one which was commenced in time, and which might be, therefore, a mere union of feeling, or a compact, like that between any other beings, but was one which existed in eternity, and which was therefore a union of nature or essence.

Wesley's Commentary on John 1 :2

1:2 The same was in the beginning with God - This verse repeats and contracts into one the three points mentioned before. As if he had said, This Word, who was God, was in the beginning, and was with God.
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