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Luke 1:21

    Luke 1:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marvelled while he tarried in the temple.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the people were waiting for Zacharias and were surprised because he was in the Temple for such a long time.

    Webster's Revision

    And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marvelled while he tarried in the temple.

    World English Bible

    The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled while he tarried in the temple.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 1:21

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 1:21

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 1:21

    1:21 The people were waiting - For him to come and dismiss them (as usual) with the blessing.