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Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.
RBT Greek Interlinear:
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ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Houtos
Οὗτος
This
DPro-NMS
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ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
ēn
ἦν
was
V-IIA-3S
1722  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
en
ἐν
within
Prep
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ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
archē
ἀρχῇ
origin/source
N-DFS
4314  [list]
ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
pros
πρὸς
toward
Prep
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ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
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ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ
Theon
Θεόν
God
N-AMS
RBT Translation:
The Origin as Self
This one was within origin toward the God.4
LITV Translation:
He was in the beginning with God.
ESV Translation:
He was in the beginning with God.

Footnotes

4

The phrase completes the circuit, and sounds as if John is speaking of himself, i.e. this one. Why would he be redundant in his writing?