Luke 23:6-16

Jesus before Herod 6When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.7And when he learned that he was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him off to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time.8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had been wanting to see him for a long time, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform some sign.9He questioned him at some length, but Jesus gave him no answer.10The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him.11Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then he put an elegant robe on him, and sent him back to Pilate.12That same day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other; before this they had been enemies.Jesus Sentenced to Death 13Pilate then called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people,14and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and here I have examined him in your presence and have not found this man guilty of any of your charges against him.15Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us. Indeed, he has done nothing to deserve death.16I will therefore have him flogged and release him.”