Chapter 157: Jesus before Herod

1 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, training for war throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 2 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. 3 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.

4 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 or battle skill done by him.

5 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

6 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.

7 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in an old suit of armor, and sent him again to Pilate.

8 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.