New International Version
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The people waited - The time spent in burning the incense was probably about half an hour, during which there was a profound silence, as the people stood without engaged in mental prayer. To this there is an allusion in Revelation 8:1-5. Zacharias had spent not only the time necessary for burning the incense, but also that which the discourse between him and the angel took up.
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When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time."
When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.
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