Luke 1:21
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English Standard Version
And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people were waiting for Zachary; and they wondered that he tarried so long in the temple.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple.

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah, and were surprised that he stayed so long in the Sanctuary.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Waited (ἦν προσδοκῶν)

The finite verb and participle, denoting protracted waiting. Hence, better as Rev., were waiting. Wyc., was abiding.

Marvelled

According to the Talmud, the priests, especially the chief priests, were accustomed to spend only a short time in the sanctuary, otherwise it was feared that they had been Main by God for unworthiness or transgression.

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Cross References
Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.

Matthew 27:5
And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.

Luke 1:20
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."

Luke 1:22
And 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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