Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, 1 even prophesied of them, 2 saying, “Look! The Lord is coming 3 with thousands and thousands 4 of his holy ones,
Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: "See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones
It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
Now Enoch, who lived seven generations after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, "Look, the Lord is coming with thousands of his holy ones.
Enoch, the seventh after Adam, prophesied of them: "Look! The Master comes with thousands of holy angels
The prophet Enoch, who was the seventh after Adam, said of these men, The Lord came with tens of thousands of his saints,
It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "See, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of his holy ones,
Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,
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1 tn Grk “the seventh from Adam.”
sn The genealogical count is inclusive, counting Adam as the first, for Enoch is really the sixth in descent from Adam (Adam, Seth, Enosh, Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch). In this way, the picture of perfection/completion was retained (for the number seven is often used for perfection or completion in the Bible) starting with Adam and concluding with Enoch.
2 tn Grk “against them.” The dative τούτοις (toutois) is a dativus incommodi (dative of disadvantage).
3 tn Grk “has come,” a proleptic aorist.
4 tn Grk “ten thousands.” The word μυριάς (muria"), from which the English myriad is derived, means “ten thousand.” In the plural it means “ten thousands.” This would mean, minimally, 20,000 (a multiple of ten thousand). At the same time, the term was often used in apocalyptic literature to represent simply a rather large number, without any attempt to be specific.