1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 sn This cloud is the cloud of God’s presence and the voice is his as well.
3 tn Or “appeared.”
4 tn Or “surrounded.”
5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
6 tc Most
tn The participle ὁ ἐκλελεγμένος (Jo eklelegmeno"), which could be translated “the One who has been chosen,” is best understood as a title rather than a descriptive phrase, probably deriving from Isa 42:1 (LXX) which uses the similar ὁ ἐκλεκτός (Jo eklekto") which also appears in Luke 23:35.
sn This divine endorsement is like Luke 3:22 at Jesus’ baptism. One difference here is the mention of the Chosen One, a reference to the unique and beloved role of the regal, messianic Son.
7 sn The expression listen to him comes from Deut 18:15 and makes two points: 1) Jesus is a prophet like Moses, a leader-prophet, and 2) they have much yet to learn from him.