John 1:2

2 He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
ESV
2 He was in the beginning with God.
NLT
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
MSG
2 in readiness for God from day one.
CSB
2 He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

John 1:2

The same was in the beginning with God.
] This is a repetition of what is before said, and is made to show the importance of the truths before delivered; namely, the eternity of Christ, his distinct personality, and proper deity; and that the phrase, in the beginning, is to be joined to each of the above sentences; and so proves, not only his eternal existence, but his eternal existence with the Father, and also his eternal deity; and is also made to carry on the thread of the discourse, concerning the word, and not God the Father; and to express, not only his co-existence in nature, but his co-operation in the works of creation next mentioned.

John 1:2 In-Context

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 1:1; John 8:58; John 17:5,24; 1 John 1:1; Revelation 1:8