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John 1:1

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, & the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.
- Basic English Bible

In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- Darby Bible

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- Webster's Bible

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- Weymouth Bible

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- World English Bible

In the bigynnyng was the word, and the word was at God, and God was the word.
- Wycliffe Bible

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for John 1:1

1:1 In the beginning - (Referring to #Gen 1:1|, and Prov 8:23.) When all things began to be made by the Word: in the beginning of heaven and earth, and this whole frame of created beings, the Word existed, without any beginning. He was when all things began to be, whatsoever had a beginning. The Word - So termed #Psa 33:6|, and frequently by the seventy, and in the Chaldee paraphrase. So that St. John did not borrow this expression from Philo, or any heathen writer. He was not yet named Jesus, or Christ. He is the Word whom the Father begat or spoke from eternity; by whom the Father speaking, maketh all things; who speaketh the Father to us. We have, in #John 1:18|, both a real description of the Word, and the reason why he is so called. He is the only begotten Son of the Father, who is in the bosom of the Father, and hath declared him. And the Word was with God - Therefore distinct from God the Father. The word rendered with, denotes a perpetual tendency as it were of the Son to the Father, in unity of essence. He was with God alone; because nothing beside God had then any being. And the Word was God - Supreme, eternal, independent. There was no creature, in respect of which he could be styled God in a relative sense. Therefore he is styled so in the absolute sense. The Godhead of the Messiah being clearly revealed in the Old Testament, (#Jer 23:7|; Hos 1:6; #Psa 23:1|,) the other evangelists aim at this, to prove that Jesus, a true man, was the Messiah. But when, at length, some from hence began to doubt of his Godhead, then St. John expressly asserted it, and wrote in this book as it were a supplement to the Gospels, as in the Revelation to the prophets.

 

People's Bible Notes for John 1:1

Joh 1:1-3 The Beginning of Christ's Ministry SUMMARY OF JOHN 1: The Word Made Flesh. The Witness of John. John's Disciples Pointed to Christ. The Lord Calls His First Disciples. An Israelite Indeed. In the beginning was the Word, etc. The first fourteen verses are introductory. In order to set at rest all controversy the Divine nature of Jesus, John glances, in the first three verses, back to the "beginning", recorded in Genesis, and affirms: (1) That he who was afterwards manifest as the Christ existed before creation began; (2) that he was present with God; (3) that he was divine; (4) that he was the Word; (5) that by or through him were all things made that were made (Joh 1:3). The first chapter of Genesis helps us to understand its meaning. God said, "Let there be light" (Ge 1:3), "Let there be a firmament" (Ge 1:6), "Let the earth bring forth" (Ge 1:11), etc., and it was done. God exhibits his creative power through the Word, and manifests his will through the Word. There are mysteries belonging to the divine nature and to the relation between the Son and the Father that we have to wait for eternity to solve. They are too deep for human solution, but this is clear: that God creates and speaks to man through the Word. As we clothe "our" thoughts in words, so God reveals his will by the Word, and when the Word is clothed in flesh, as the Teacher of men, we recognize it as Jesus Christ.

 

Comments for John 1:1

Zeromind's comment on 2014-08-16 04:19:14:

Substitute "word " to "presence " and everything will become crystal clear.

 

Grant's comment on 2014-07-29 12:46:20:

Trinitarian Alert If your God is Jesus, and he died for us, who raised him from the state where he could do nothing? His father raised him. Gal 1 1 Why was Jesus unable to raise himself? He was dead! Eccl 9 5. Trinitairians, your God died! My God has never died.Your God doesnt know when the last hour is. by his own addmission.Mark 13 32 My God knows everything.

 

Christian's comment on 2014-07-20 12:32:14:

the son declared the father in word physically came out from the father of eternity past and has saved only them that believe thy are one and that the son paid the price of sin the gospel of his grace.

 

Dr. Tony's comment on 2014-07-06 01:05:05:

how did "word " get turned into "son "? in other words, how did "word " become another word for "jesus "? point "word " means "law " not "jesus. "

 

Toni's comment on 2014-06-28 18:35:20:

They that have ears, let them hear Who spoke the Word? God Who did the Word come from? God How is the Word God? The Word is who God is it 's His thoughts. It 's His testimony. It 's His declaration to man everything He has in store, what He has done and will do. It 's His wisdom, His power, His mercy, His grace and truth. The Word is the Spirit of Truth manifested in the flesh. It is God 's ONLY begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Without God 's Word, Jesus, nothing would be in existence. Jesus is not God. He is the Son of the true and living God. We must have God 's Word abiding in our hearts, in order to know how to live, how to walk and that we have the Spirit of Truth and not the Spirit of Error. It is the Holy Ghost that witnesses and testifies of who Jesus is. God Himself testified of His Son, when He spoke out of heaven and declared "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear him. " There are three, the Father, the Word Jesus and the Holy Ghost. Nothing that was made was made without the Word, which became flesh. Jesus is the Word spoken by God. "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. " John 1 17 He is God 's Word that gives light to all who are in darkness. "That which was from the beginning, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have hand of the Word of Life. For the life was manifested and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us. " 1John 1 1 2

 

MockingBird's comment on 2014-06-28 08:51:08:

Jesus The Father God and the word are all one. I cannot have one without the other.

 

Yhwhthetruegod.blogspot.com's comment on 2014-05-29 21:29:24:

Jesus has a divine nature just like how All of God 's angels have a divine nature. But even then even, imperfect human Judges Rulers were called gods. John 10 34 "Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods " '? " Exodus 4 16 " He will speak for you to the people, and he will be your spokesman, and you Moses will serve as God to him. " Exodus 7 1 " The LORD then said to Moses See, I have made you like God to Phar 8242 aoh " 1Corinthians 15 40 "And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies but the glory of the heavenly bodies is one sort, and that of the earthly bodies is a different sort. " 1Corinthians 15 47 " The first man is from the earth and made of dust the second man is from heaven. "

 

Stan's comment on 2014-03-13 01:03:50:

In Genesis 1 1 the Hebrew word Elohim is a plural form of El which was the later translated to God that proves that one God is manifested in 3 ways at different times God The Father God The son and the Holy Spirit John 1 1 In the begining was the Word refers Jesus and the Word was with God refers to God the father and the Word was God refers to Jesus before He was made flesh that He was God

 

Peter O. Agwu's comment on 2014-02-22 00:13:28:

yes the world was GOD and the world will always be with Him

 

Lgc's comment on 2013-12-11 16:19:11:

When Yahweh first spoke the Word was brought forth being that every thing that was created was created by him and there is nothing that is not created by him. So the Word came when Yahweh first spoke. John 1:18 says the Word was in his bosom

 

EVANGELIST JOHNSON's comment on 2013-10-13 23:35:13:

IN THE BEGINNING GENESIS 1;1 STARTS WITH THE MOMENT OF CREATION AND MOVES TOWARD TO THE CREATION OF HUMANITY JOHN 1;1 STARTS WITH CREATION AND CONTEMPLATES ETERNITY PAST THE FACT THAT THE WORD WAS WITH GOD SUGGESTS A FACE TO FACE RELATIONSHIP IN THE ANCIENT WORLD IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT PERSONS OF EQUAL STATION BE ON THE SAME LEVEL, OR FACE-TO FACE WHEN SITTING ACROSS FROM ONE ANOTHER THUS THE WORD WITH INDICATES A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BUT ALSO IMPLIES EQUAL STATUS THE WORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IS AN ACTIVE PERSON IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE FATHER LOOK AT 1 JOHN 1;2 MOREOVER THE WORD WAS GOD THE WORD ORDER IN GREEK SHOWS THAT THE WORD WAS GOD NOT A god THIS IS A STRAIGHTFORWARD DECLARATION OF CHRIST'S DEITY SINCE JOHN USES WORD TO REFER TO JESUS THE WORD WAS OF THE VERY QUALITY OF GOD WHILE STILL RETAINING HIS PERSONAL DISTINCTION FROM THE FATHER

 

Apst.Bonface Munene's comment on 2013-10-11 00:20:10:

In the begining was the word and the word was God...the word became flesh,and that's Jesus who became flesh to save mankind.Let's believe in one God and we will be saved.

 

Fenton McCahill's comment on 2013-09-17 06:17:19:

Regarding John 1:1 debate. Let us look at it from whom God is. To be The God of scripture Christ would have to exist in three major attributes, namely: Be all knowing (omniscient), All powerful (omnipotent), and everywhere present(Omnipresent). Scriptures teach that Christ has all three. First, John 1:12 tells us that it is Christ who gives us the power or authority to become children of God when one receive Him. He would not be able to do so if He were not Omnipresent and Omniscient. He would not be able to be our personal Savior not knowing us. He would not know any thing about us. He is to judge the world how could He do that if He is not God who knows all about everyone of us. He couldn't be our personal shepherd if He does not have the three God attributes. He could not be sovereign over all principalities powers and Lord over the His Church if He were not present over every born again member within His Body called the church. Lastly, John 1:1-3 and 1 John 1:1-3 are not prefaces but prologues. John throughout His teaching showing how the Christ (the Word) has to be God in human flesh and to be worshiped as God as also the Father as the one true God. Both John 1:1-3 and 1 John 1:1-3 are stressing that the Logos is eternal (existing before all creation). The Christ (The Word) was before creation as we have in Gen. 1:1. Christ is the eternal Word is what John is getting at. Christ is eternal and not merely from a point forward as everlasting.

 

Mosima's comment on 2013-09-17 00:11:17:

In the beggining the was the word, the is God. Without reading His word you can never get the true revelation on who He really is. Going to church without reading the word you can never grow. Thus read his word

 

Daniel's comment on 2013-09-10 17:47:23:

Jesus is God. Also the Holy Spirit completing the trinity is also God. When us christians and the world realize what this book,(John), is telling us and open our hearts to the Truth, then, and only then will we be saved. ch.14. v.6

 

Thess's comment on 2013-08-11 20:33:24:

John 1:1 " in the begginning..... .. " if the Word is God and also Jesus is the Word can we consider that this Word is also a the Bible according to the p***age of John 1:1 please answer thanks

 

Adrian's comment on 2013-08-08 19:02:10:

in Gen.26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;
the word "Let Us" make man in "Our" image, according to "Our likeness; so the Father, the Word and Holy Spirit is always agree in all Their plan and purpose specially in man that He loved....

 

Sneha's comment on 2013-07-20 04:50:33:

its true as always

 

John Lebeoa's comment on 2013-05-03 07:30:48:

jesus is the 'word';"before your great ancestor abraham was born,i was there".through jesus(word) the world was created. meaning, he was there before Adam too.the question is; if the son is the 'word',is that mean the father is the 'thought'? (because the 'word' comes out from the 'thought'.)

 

Tom Thumb's comment on 2013-04-04 20:33:11:

@Kris
Jesus himself stated that "the Father is greater than I am." – John 4:28. This statement is true and I believe Jesus was referring to his form at the time which was in the flesh and before and after his existence he was and is God as he and the Father are the same.

 


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