23 I was formed before ancient times,
from the beginning, before the earth began.(A)

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Prologue

In the beginning(A) was the Word,[a](B)
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.(C)
He was with God in the beginning.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:1 The Word (Gk Logos) is a title for Jesus as the communication and the revealer of God the Father; Jn 1:14,18; Rv 19:13.

58 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. John 8:58 I AM is the name God gave Himself at the burning bush; Ex 3:13-14; see note at Jn 8:24.

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