The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 1:2
The same was in the beginning with God.
] This is a
repetition of what is before said, and is made to show the
importance of the truths before delivered; namely, the eternity of
Christ, his distinct personality, and proper deity; and that the
phrase, in the beginning, is to be joined to each of the above
sentences; and so proves, not only his eternal existence, but his
eternal existence with the Father, and also his eternal deity; and
is also made to carry on the thread of the discourse, concerning the
word, and not God the Father; and to express, not only his
co-existence in nature, but his co-operation in the works of
creation next mentioned.