New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah to come out of the sanctuary, wondering why he was taking so long.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:21 The people were waiting - For him to come and dismiss them (as usual) with the blessing.
LibraryElijah Come Again
'There was, in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren; and they both were now well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
The Dayspring from on High
Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, "I tell you the truth, I haven't seen faith like this in all Israel!
Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.
But now, since you didn't believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time."
When he finally did come out, he couldn't speak to them. Then they realized from his gestures and his silence that he must have seen a vision in the sanctuary.
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