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OET (OET-RV) The message was with God even at the creation of the universe.

OET-LVThis one was in the_beginning with the god.

SR-GNTΟὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν ˚Θεόν. 
   (Houtos aʸn en arⱪaʸ pros ton ˚Theon.)

Key: yellow:verbs, light-green:nominative/subject, orange:accusative/object, cyan:dative/indirect object.
Note: Automatic aligning of the OET-RV to the LV is done by some temporary software, hence the OET-RV alignments are incomplete (and may occasionally be wrong).

ULT He was in the beginning with God.

UST He, the Word, was with God before the universe existed.


BSB He was with God in the beginning.

BLB He was in the beginning with God.

OEB He was in the beginning with God;

CSB He was with God in the beginning.

NLT He existed in the beginning with God.

NIV He was with God in the beginning.

CEV From the very beginning the Word was with God.

ESV He was in the beginning with God.

NASB He was in the beginning with God.

LSB He was in the beginning with God.

WEB The same was in the beginning with God.

NET The Word was with God in the beginning.

LSV this One was in the beginning with God;

FBV In the beginning he was with God.

TCNT He was in the beginning with God.

T4T He always existed with God before he began [MTY] to create anything.

LEB This one was in the beginning with God.

NRSV He was in the beginning with God.

NKJV He was in the beginning with God.

BBE This Word was from the first in relation with God.

ASV The same was in the beginning with God.

DRA The same was in the beginning with God.

YLT this one was in the beginning with God;

DBYHe was in the beginning with God.

RV The same was in the beginning with God.

WBS The same was in the beginning with God.

KJB The same was in the beginning with God.

BB The same was in the begynnyng with God.
  (The same was in the beginning with God.)

GNV This same was in the beginning with God.

CB The same was in the begynnynge wt God.
  (The same was in the beginning with God.)

TNT The same was in the beginnynge with God.
  (The same was in the beginning with God.)

WYC This was in the bigynnyng at God.
  (This was in the beginning at God.)

LUT Dasselbige war im Anfang bei GOtt.
  (Dasselbige was in_the beginning bei God.)

CLV Hoc erat in principio apud Deum.
  (Hoc erat in at_the_beginning apud Deum.)

UGNT οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.
  (houtos aʸn en arⱪaʸ pros ton Theon.)

SBL-GNT οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν θεόν.
  (houtos aʸn en arⱪaʸ pros ton theon.)

TC-GNT Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.
  (Houtos aʸn en arⱪaʸ pros ton Theon.)

Key for above GNTs: yellow:punctuation differs (from our SR-GNT base).


TSNTyndale Study Notes:

1:1-18 The beginning of this prologue (1:1-5) might be a poem or hymn sung by the earliest Christians. The prologue’s themes—the coming of the light into the world, the rejection of the light, and its gift of new life to believers—prepares readers for the story that follows.

TTNTyndale Theme Notes:

The Word

John raises the curtain on his Gospel with a stunning description of Jesus Christ as “the Word” (Greek logos, John 1:1). Both Greek and Jewish listeners in the first century would immediately recognize the profound meaning of this title. Greeks would have thought of the seminal forces that sustain the universe. Jewish minds would have thought back to God creating the world with his word (Gen 1:3-28; Ps 33:6, 9). In Jesus’ day, the Word of God had taken on creative personal attributes. Jews viewed God’s Word as personifying divine Wisdom. Through Wisdom, God extended himself into the cosmos, creating the world (Prov 8:22-31).

John makes it clear that Jesus shares the same essence as God; the Son existed before time, and he was the agent of all creation. John anchors the divinity of Jesus in this ancient Jewish concept of Wisdom. The divine Wisdom that has existed with God from before time can now be known in Jesus Christ. In perhaps the most striking verse penned by an apostle, John writes that this Logos, this Wisdom, became flesh and lived among us as a human (John 1:14). What God is, the Logos is, and the Logos is Jesus Christ.

Passages for Further Study

Gen 1:3-28; Ps 33:6, 9; Prov 8:22-31; Isa 40:8; John 1:1-18; 1 Jn 1:1; Rev 19:13


UTNuW Translation Notes:

Note 1 topic: writing-pronouns

οὗτος

this_‹one›

He here refers to Jesus, whom John has called “the Word” in the previous verse. If it would be helpful in your language, you could state this explicitly. Alternate translation: “Jesus” or “the Word”

ἐν ἀρχῇ

in /the/_beginning

Here this phrase refers to the very earliest time before God created the heavens and the earth. See how you translated this phrase in verse 1. Alternate translation: “before the beginning of the universe” or “before the universe began”

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