Jesus Before Herod
When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
And when he learned that he belonged to m Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.
When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, n for he had long desired to see him, o because he had heard about him, and he was hoping p to see some sign done by him.
So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer.
The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.
And Herod with his soldiers q treated him with contempt and r mocked him. Then, s arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate.
And t Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.
Pilate then called together the chief priests and u the rulers and the people,
and said to them, "You brought me this man v as one who was misleading the people. And w after examining him before you, behold, I x did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him.
Neither did Herod, for y he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him.
z I will therefore punish and release him."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene.
Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him.
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus.
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.
And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon.
And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him.
And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him.
For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying.
And how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man.
And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate.
A third time he said to them, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him.
And when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.