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

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

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In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

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Story of the Word

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

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

and the Word was God.

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The Word of Life

In the beginning was the one
    who is called the Word.
The Word was with God
    and was truly God.

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

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

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Christ Comes to the World

Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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Christ Comes to the World

In the beginning [Gen. 1:1] ·there was the Word [the Word already existed; C the Word refers to Christ, God’s revelation of himself]. The Word was ·with [in the presence of; in intimate relationship with] God [C the Father], and the Word was [fully] God.

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The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to John

That Word begotten of God before all worlds, 2 and which was ever with the Father, 14 is made man.  6, 7 For what end John was sent from God. 15 His preaching of Christ’s office. 19, 20 The record that he bare given out unto the Priests. 40 The calling of Andrew, 42 of Peter, 43 Philip, 45 and Nathanael.

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

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The Word Becomes Human

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

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The Word of Life

In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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Prologue

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

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Prologue

1-5 At the beginning God expressed himself. That personal expression, that word, was with God, and was God, and he existed with God from the beginning. All creation took place through him, and none took place without him. In him appeared life and this life was the light of mankind. The light still shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out.

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

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

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

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The Prologue to John’s Gospel

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

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1-2 Before anything else existed, there was Christ,* with God. He has always been alive and is himself God.

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The Life-Light

1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
    God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
    in readiness for God from day one.

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In en the beginning archē was eimi the ho Word logos, and kai the ho Word logos was eimi with pros · ho God theos, and kai the ho Word logos was eimi God theos.

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The Word Becomes Human

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

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The Deity of Jesus Christ

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

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Christ Comes to the World

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

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The Prologue to the Gospel

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

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The Word Became Human

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word became flesh

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

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The Eternal Word

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

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Christ Lived Before the World Was Made

The Word (Christ) was in the beginning. The Word was with God. The Word was God.

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Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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Bereshis (in the Beginning) was the Dvar Hashem [YESHAYAH 55:11; BERESHIS 1:3], and the Dvar Hashem was agav (along with, etzel, Mishle 8:30;30:4) Hashem, and the Dvar Hashem was nothing less, by nature, than Elohim! [Psa 56:11(10); Yn 17:5; Rev. 19:13 i.e., the Ma’amar Memra]

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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The Word Became Flesh

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

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This Gospel begins not with Jesus’ birth or John’s baptism but with a deliberate echo of the creation story in Genesis. It takes us back before time began to the moment when God interrupts the silence and speaks the cosmos into existence. Only John’s Gospel names Jesus as the Logos and declares that He existed long before time was measured. This Greek word carries a variety of meanings, all relating to the act of speaking. It could be translated “word,” a thought that comes to expression, message, declaration, reason, or the content of preaching; most are found in various translations. It is clear that John means that logos is declared to all creation.

John’s use of logos is unique and has often been rendered as “Word.” While this is a useful translation, even a casual understanding demonstrates that “Word” reflects only part of its meaning. Most readers will interpret “word” as a unit of language—a combination of sounds generally spoken but also written—that carries meaning. To understand what John means, readers need something more than their cultural understanding of “word”; they need a new way of thinking about it. This is why we have chosen to offer another rendering, an interpretive, poetic translation, of what may be one of the most theologically loaded words in Scripture. Since logos essentially refers to the act of speaking or bringing thoughts to expression, we have decided to use the word “voice” to capture that reality. John declares that truth has culminated in the person of Jesus. No single word captures the complete meaning of logos, but “voice” has a number of advantages.

First, “voice” manifests the act of speaking. Voice is that which is spoken and that which is heard; it comes on both sides of any communication event, bridging the gap between sender and receiver. John intends that in Jesus God is speaking and revealing Himself to the world.

Second, a voice is distinct and personal. We can distinguish people from one another simply by their voices. In John 10 Jesus describes the fact that the sheep hear the voice of the shepherd when he calls and they follow, but they refuse to follow a stranger because they do not know his voice (John 10:1-5). John desires that we know Jesus as the Son of God and believe in Him personally as the Good Shepherd.

Third, “voice” is dynamic in that it reflects the robust and powerful activity of a living God. It is historical in that any act of speaking comes to expression and takes place in the real world as a “voice” calling, demanding a response. It challenges any notion that the Christian faith can be reduced to rules, propositions, or doctrines that can be merely believed or dismissed and not lived out in our lives. Since in Jesus God is speaking and revealing Himself to the world, and since in Jesus we hear the Voice of God, then this new reality changes everything so we, too, must change.

In the beginning

Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking.

    The Voice was and is God.

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

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The Word already was, way back before anything began to be. The Word and God were together. The Word was God.

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In the beginning was the word, and the word was at God, and God was the word. [In the beginning was the word, that is, God's Son, and the word was at God, and God was the word.]

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

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