The New King James Version

Luke 23:1–12

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Pilate Tries Christ

Matt. 27:2, 11–14; Mark 15:1–5; John 18:28–38

23 Then athe whole multitude of them arose and led Him to bPilate. And they began to caccuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow dperverting 1the nation, and eforbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying fthat He Himself is Christ, a King.”

gThen Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered him and said, It is as you say.”

So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, h“I find no fault in this Man.”

But they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from iGalilee to this place.”

When Pilate heard 2of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that He belonged to jHerod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.

Herod Tries Christ

Now when Herod saw Jesus, khe was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because lhe had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him. Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him mnothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. 11 nThen Herod, with his 3men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 That very day oPilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

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