John 1:1

Young's Literal Translation

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

Joseph Bryant Rotherham Translation
Originally, was, the Word, and, the Word, was, with God; and, the Word, was, God.

Richard Francis Weymouth New Testament
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jonathan Mitchell New Testament
Within a beginning there was The Word (The Thought; The Collection of Thoughts; The Idea; The Reason; The Discourse; The Communication; The Verbal Expression). And the Word (the thought; the expression) was (and continued being) facing, directed and moving toward (or: with) God. And the Word (the thought; the idea; the reason; the expression) continued being God. [or: Originally the Word was existing and continued to be, and the Word was being {projected} toward God. And the Word, It was existing being God (idiomatically: And the Word was just what God was; And the Expression was {an extension of} Deity).]

Emphatic Diaglott
In a beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and a god was the Word.

Twentieth Century New Testament
In the Beginning the Word was; and the Word was with God; and the Word was God.

John Nelson Darby Translation
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

William Tyndale Bible
In the beginnynge was the worde and the worde was with God: and the worde was God.

Miles Coverdale Bible
In the begynnynge was the worde, and the worde was with God, and God was ye worde.

Bishops Bible
In the begynnyng was the worde, & the worde was with God: and that worde was God

Geneva Bible
In the beginning was that Word, and that Word was with God, and that Word was God.

King James Version
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Noah Webster Bible
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

American Standard Version
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

William B. Godbey New Testament
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

American King James Version
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

World English Bible

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

Geneva Study Bible
In {1} the {a} beginning {b} was {c} the Word, and the Word was {d} with God, and the {e} Word was God.
(1) The Son of God is of one and the selfsame eternity or everlastingness, and of one and the selfsame essence or nature with the Father. (a) From the beginning, as the evangelist says in 1Jo 1:1; it is as though he said that the Word did not begin to have his being when God began to make all that was made: for the Word was even then when all things that were made began to be made, and therefore he was before the beginning of all things. (b) Had his being. (c) This word "the" points out to us a peculiar and choice thing above all others, and puts a difference between this "Word", which is the Son of God, and the laws of God, which are also called the word of God. (d) This word "with" points out that there is a distinction of persons here. (e) This word "Word" is the first in order in the sentence, and is the subject of the sentence, and this word "God" is the latter in order, and is the predicate of the sentence.

Abbott Illustrated New Testament

This very remarkable language unequivocally establishes, in one clause, an identity between the existence called the Word and the supreme Jehovah; and in another, it as clearly marks a contradistinction between them. We are forced therefore, upon the alternative of either admitting, some incomprehensible distinction, in the oneness of the Godhead, or else peremptorily rejecting this testimony. And, if we were prepared to take the responsibility of doing the latter in any case, we most certainly could not do it in this, relating, as it does, to the nature, and to the personal identity, of the Supreme Being—subjects more than all others beyond the cognizance and comprehension of man.

John 1:1 Cross References

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth--

Psalms 45:6

6 Thy throne, O God, is age-during, and for ever, A sceptre of uprightness Is the sceptre of Thy kingdom.

Proverbs 8:22-31

22 Jehovah possessed me--the beginning of His way, Before His works since then. 23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth. 24 In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters, 25 Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth. 26 While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world. 27 In His preparing the heavens I am there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep, 28 In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep, 29 In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth, 30 Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight--day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times, 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord Himself giveth to you a sign, Lo, the Virgin is conceiving, And is bringing forth a son, And hath called his name Immanuel,

Isaiah 9:6

6 For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 40:9-11

9 On a high mountain get thee up, O Zion, Proclaiming tidings, Lift up with power thy voice, O Jerusalem, proclaiming tidings, Lift up, fear not, say to cities of Judah, `Lo, your God.' 10 Lo, the Lord Jehovah with strength cometh, And His arm is ruling for Him, Lo, His hire is with Him, and His wage before Him. 11 As a shepherd His flock He feedeth, With His arm He gathereth lambs, And in His bosom He carrieth them : Suckling ones He leadeth.

Matthew 1:23

23 `Lo, the virgin shall conceive, and she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,' which is, being interpreted `With us he is God.'

John 1:2

2 this one was in the beginning with God;

John 1:14

14 And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:18

18 God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father--he did declare.

John 10:30-33

30 I and the Father are one.' 31 Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him; 32 Jesus answered them, `Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?' 33 The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.'

John 16:28

28 I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.'

John 17:5

5 `And now, glorify me, Thou Father, with Thyself, with the glory that I had before the world was, with Thee;

John 20:28

28 And Thomas answered and said to him, `My Lord and my God;'

Romans 9:5

5 whose are the fathers, and of whom is the Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed to the ages. Amen.

Ephesians 3:9

9 and to cause all to see what is the fellowship of the secret that hath been hid from the ages in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ,

Philippians 2:6

6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God,

Colossians 1:17

17 and himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted.

1 Timothy 3:16

16 and, confessedly, great is the secret of piety--God was manifested in flesh, declared righteous in spirit, seen by messengers, preached among nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory!

Titus 2:13

13 waiting for the blessed hope and manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 1:8-13

8 and unto the Son: `Thy throne, O God, is to the age of the age; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy reign; 9 thou didst love righteousness, and didst hate lawlessness; because of this did He anoint thee--God, thy God--with oil of gladness above thy partners;' 10 and, `Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens; 11 these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall become old, 12 and as a mantle Thou shall roll them together, and they shall be changed, and Thou art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.' 13 And unto which of the messengers said He ever, `Sit at My right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool?'

Hebrews 7:3

3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, and being made like to the Son of God, doth remain a priest continually.

Hebrews 13:8

8 Jesus Christ yesterday and to-day the same, and to the ages;

2 Peter 1:1

1 Simeon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who did obtain a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:

1 John 1:1-2

1 That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we did behold, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of the Life-- 2 and the Life was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you the Life, the age-during, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us--

1 John 5:7

7 because three are who are testifying in the heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these--the three--are one;

1 John 5:20

20 and we have known that the Son of God is come, and hath given us a mind, that we may know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ; this one is the true God and the life age-during!

Revelation 1:2

2 who did testify the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, as many things also as he did see.

Revelation 1:8

8 `I am the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is coming--the Almighty.'

Revelation 1:11

11 `I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last;' and, `What thou dost see, write in a scroll, and send to the seven assemblies that are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.'

Revelation 1:17

17 And when I saw him, I did fall at his feet as dead, and he placed his right hand upon me, saying to me, `Be not afraid; I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 2:8

8 `And to the messenger of the assembly of the Smyrneans write: These things saith the First and the Last, who did become dead and did live;

Revelation 3:14

14 `And to the messenger of the assembly of the Laodiceans write: These things saith the Amen, the witness--the faithful and true--the chief of the creation of God;

Revelation 19:13

13 and he is arrayed with a garment covered with blood, and his name is called, The Word of God.

Revelation 21:6

6 and He said to me, `It hath been done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End; I, to him who is thirsting, will give of the fountain of the water of the life freely;

Revelation 22:13

13 I am the Alpha and the Omega--the Beginning and End--the First and the Last.