Luke 1:20
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English Standard Version
And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.”

King James Bible
And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

American Standard Version
And behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be able to speak until the day wherein these things shall come to pass, because thou hast not believed my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time.

English Revised Version
And behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Weymouth New Testament
And now you will be dumb and unable to speak until the day when this has taken place; because you did not believe my words--words which will be fulfilled at their appointed time."

Luke 1:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Thou shalt be silent (ἔσῃ σιωπῶν)

Lit., thou shalt be being silent. The finite verb and participle denote continuance.

Not able to speak

Showing that the silence would not be voluntary.

My words which (οἵτινες)

The pronoun is qualitative, denoting a class. "My words, which, incredible as they seem to you, are of a kind which shall be fulfilled.

In their season (εἰς τὸν καιρὸν)

The preposition implies exactness: at the completion of the appointed time. The process of fulfilment, beginning now, will go on, εἰς, up to, the appointed time, and at the time will be consummated. Καιρὸν, season, is more specific than χρόνος, time. It is an a appointed, fitting time: the right point of time when circumstances shall concur.

Luke 1:20 Parallel Commentaries

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thou shalt.

Luke 1:22,62,63 And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned to them...

Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Ezekiel 3:26 And I will make your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be dumb, and shall not be to them a reprover...

Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and you shall speak, and be no more dumb...

dumb. [Siopao,] silent; for in this case, though there was no natural imperfection or debility of the organs of speech, as in dumbness, yet, thou shalt not be able to speak. This was at once a proof of the severity and mercy of God: of severity, in condemning him to nine months' silence for his unbelief; of mercy, in rendering his punishment temporary, and the means of making others rejoice in the events predicted.

because.

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Genesis 18:10-15 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, see, Sarah your wife shall have a son...

Numbers 20:12 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel...

2 Kings 7:2,19 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven...

Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe...

Mark 9:19 He answers him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him to me.

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

which.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he stays faithful: he cannot deny himself.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Cross References
Exodus 4:11
Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Ezekiel 3:26
And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house.

Daniel 10:15
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute.

Luke 1:19
And the angel answered him, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.

Luke 1:21
And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple.

Luke 1:45
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord."

Luke 1:64
And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

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