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John 1:1–2

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word,a and the Word was with God,b and the Word was God.c He was with God in the beginning.d

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John 1:1–2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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

John 1:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

In the beginning the Word already existed.

The Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He existed in the beginning with God.

John 1:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

John 1:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

In the beginning there was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

John 1:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was already with God in the beginning. 

John 1:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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

John 1:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This one was in the beginning with God.

John 1:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

In the beginning, the Word was already there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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

He was in the beginning with God.