Luke 1:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the people waited for Zacharias, and maruelled that hee taried so long in the temple.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marvelled while he tarried in the temple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple.
- Darby Bible

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

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

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

And the puple was abidynge Zacarie, and thei wondriden, that he tariede in the temple.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and wondering at his tarrying in the sanctuary,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 1:21


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


People's Bible Notes for Luke 1:21


Lu 1:21 The people waited for Zacharias. Those who were praying without waited until the incense offering priest came out and dismissed them with a benediction.

Discussion for Luke 1

  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus.
  • Maggie Bazaar for verse 37
    The world will pass away but his word will remain and rain come to water the earth and plants sprouts so does his word will not return void .so indeed nothing is impossible with God
  • Joan Minja for verse 45
    God speaks to us through his Word, and for us to see the manifestations of his word in our daily life, we have to believe. Faith can move mountains and it is profound to us as believers!....as there shall be a performance of those things, only of we believe! Jesus is Lord!!!
  • Cynnee
    When we sometimes worry about our lives we should remember that with God all things are possible.
  • This is a very powerful verse. Note that due to a lack of faith in God, Zacharias was made deaf and dumb, in order that the good plans God had for him be fulfilled. God uses even what may seem like trials and tribulations, for the fulfilment of his plans. Which are always for our own good.
  • Jack
    You need to read with understanding,2 cor.5-16,this was good for israel, this is who Luke is talking talking to check it. But not today believer--1 cor 15-1:4,then romans 15:25-26,2peter 3:15-16, ITS Paul's gospel we need-romans 15:4.

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