New American Standard Bible
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple.
King James Bible
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple.
World English Bible
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and wondering at his tarrying in the sanctuary,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The people waited - That is, beyond the usual time.
Marvelled - Wondered. The priest, it is said, was not accustomed to remain in the temple more than half an hour commonly. Having remained on this occasion a longer time, the people became apprehensive of his safety, and wondered what had happened to him.
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He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.--LUKE 1:53. Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods and have need of nothing: and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.--When …
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The Judgment Upon Zacharias
Of Fervent Love and Vehement Desire of Receiving Christ
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
"And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute.
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