141 Pilate sends Jesus to Herod Antipas.

Luke 23:6–12

Why did Pilate sent Jesus to Herod (Luke 23:6–7)?

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If Herod had heard so much about Jesus, what prevented their meeting (Luke 23:8)?

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Why didn’t Jesus answer Herod’s questions (Luke 23:9)?

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What accusations did the chief priests and teachers of the Law bring against Jesus (Luke 23:10)?

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Why did Herod and his soldiers make fun of Jesus (Luke 23:11)? How do you think Jesus reacted?

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Why was Jesus sent back to Pilate (Luke 23:11)?

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On the journey back to Pilate, was Jesus still wearing his kingly robe (Luke 23:12)? Why?

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When Pilate heard about Galilee, he questioned whether Jesus was Galilean. As soon as he ascertained that Jesus was under the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas, he sent him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at the time.

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Luke 23:6–7 When Pilate heard about Galilee, he questioned whether Jesus was Galilean. As soon as he ascertained that Jesus was under the jurisdiction of Herod Antipas, he sent him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at the time.
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Luke 23:6–7 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

Herod was delighted to see Jesus, because he had heard many stories and had wanted to meet him for a long time. He hoped to see him perform a miracle. He asked many questions, but Jesus said nothing.

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Luke 23:8–9 Herod was delighted to see Jesus, because he had heard many stories and had wanted to meet him for a long time. He hoped to see him perform a miracle. He asked many questions, but Jesus said nothing.
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Luke 23:8–9 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

The chief priests and teachers of the Law shouted accusations against him.

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Luke 23:10 The chief priests and teachers of the Law shouted accusations against him.
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Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.

Herod and his soldiers made fun of Jesus, taunting and mocking him. They dressed him in a kingly robe and sent him back to Pilate.

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Luke 23:11 Herod and his soldiers made fun of Jesus, taunting and mocking him. They dressed him in a kingly robe and sent him back to Pilate.
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Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

On that day, Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies, became friends.

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Luke 23:12 On that day, Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies, became friends.
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Luke 23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.