John 1:2

“The same was in the beginning with God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The same was in the beginning with God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He was in the beginning with God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The same was in the beginning with God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This Word was from the first in relation with God.
- Basic English Bible

*He* was in the beginning with God.
- Darby Bible

The same was in the beginning with God.
- Webster's Bible

He was in the beginning with God.
- Weymouth Bible

The same was in the beginning with God.
- World English Bible

This was in the bigynnyng at God.
- Wycliffe Bible

this one was in the beginning with God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for John 1:2

  • Ransford for verse 2
    it is as it is. He was, is and will forever be with God.
  • Gregory Dameron for verse 2
    It definitely seems as though the Holy Spirit intends to convey some deeper truth by repeating that Jesus was with God in the beginning but,as of now I have no clue what that deeper truth could be.
  • The Light vs. the darkness.
  • i thnk alot of information is hidden in this statement..it seems to echo the first verse..as though to provide emphasis or even a new mystery...to God be th glory for his wisdom knows no end
  • Daniel Williams for verse 2
    When I read verse2 of John1 I fully understand that this is the SON of the most loving GOD;I belive that JEUSE was in the beginning an no one can take that away.

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