1:8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
1:9 Now 1 in those days Jesus came from Nazareth 2 in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 3 1:10 And just as Jesus 4 was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens 5 splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 6
1 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the transition to a new topic.
3 tn “River” is not in the Greek text but is supplied for clarity.
4 tn Grk “and immediately coming up out of the water, he saw.” The present participle has been translated temporally, with the subject (Jesus) specified for clarity.
6 sn The phrase like a dove is a descriptive comparison. The Spirit is not a dove, but descended like one in some sort of bodily representation.