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John 1:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The same was in the beginning with God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The same was in the beginning with God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He was in the beginning with God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The same was in the beginning with God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— *He* was in the beginning with God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The same, was originally, with God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— this one was in the beginning with God;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The same was in the beginning with God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The same was in the beginning with God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— This was in the beginning with Aloha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— He was in the beginning with God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The same 3778
{3778} Prime
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
was 2258
{2258} Prime
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the beginning 746
{0746} Prime
From G0756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank).
with 4314
{4314} Prime
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
God. 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

John 1:2

_ _ The same, etc. — See what property of the Word the stress is laid upon — His eternal distinctness, in unity, from God — the Father (John 1:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 1:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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