Luke 23:11
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New International Version
Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.

New Living Translation
Then Herod and his soldiers began mocking and ridiculing Jesus. Finally, they put a royal robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.

English Standard Version
And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate.

Berean Study Bible
And even Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked Him. Dressing Him in a fine robe, they sent Him back to Pilate.

Berean Literal Bible
And Herod, with his troops, having set Him at naught and also having mocked Him, having put on Him splendid apparel, sent Him back to Pilate.

New American Standard Bible
And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.

International Standard Version
Even Herod and his soldiers treated him with contempt and made fun of him. He put a magnificent robe on Jesus and sent him back to Pilate.

NET Bible
Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, dressing him in elegant clothes, Herod sent him back to Pilate.

New Heart English Bible
Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Herodus and his servants mocked him, and when he had insulted him, he clothed him with a purple robe and he sent him to Pilate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Herod and his soldiers treated Jesus with contempt and made fun of him. They put a colorful robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.

New American Standard 1977
And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Herod with his court despised him and mocked him and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to Pilate.

King James 2000 Bible
And Herod with his men of war despised him, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

American King James Version
And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

American Standard Version
And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Herod with his army set him at nought, and mocked him, putting on him a white garment, and sent him back to Pilate.

Darby Bible Translation
And Herod with his troops having set him at nought and mocked him, having put a splendid robe upon him, sent him back to Pilate.

English Revised Version
And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Herod with his troops set him at naught, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, laughing to scorn the claims of Jesus, Herod (and his soldiers with him)

World English Bible
Herod with his soldiers humiliated him and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate.

Young's Literal Translation
and Herod with his soldiers having set him at nought, and having mocked, having put around him gorgeous apparel, did send him back to Pilate,
Study Bible
Jesus Before Herod
10Meanwhile, the chief priests and scribes stood there, vehemently accusing Him. 11And even Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked Him. Dressing Him in a fine robe, they sent Him back to Pilate. 12That day Herod and Pilate became friends; before this time they had been enemies.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:1
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus

Matthew 14:3
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Matthew 14:6
On Herod's birthday, however, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod

Matthew 27:28
They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.

Luke 23:10
Meanwhile, the chief priests and scribes stood there, vehemently accusing Him.

James 2:2
Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.

James 2:3
If you lavish attention on the man in fine clothes and say, "Here is a seat of honor," but say to the poor man "You must stand," or, "Sit at my feet,"
Treasury of Scripture

And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

Herod.

Acts 4:27,28 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, …

set.

Luke 22:64,65 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and …

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Psalm 69:19,20 You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: my adversaries …

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Matthew 27:27-30 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, …

Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias truly comes first, and restores …

Mark 15:16-20 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and …

arrayed.

John 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple …

(11) Herod with his men of war.--Better, perhaps, troops, or soldiers. The word is the same as that translated "armies" in Matthew 22:7, Acts 23:27; "soldiers" in Acts 23:10.

Arrayed him in a gorgeous robe.--Literally, bright. The word is used of the angel's garment, in Acts 10:30; of fine linen, in Revelation 15:6; Revelation 18:4; of crystal, in Revelation 22:1; of a star, in Revelation 22:16. It may have been such as Josephus describes Herod Agrippa as wearing, in the incident which he records (Ant. xix. 8, 4) in common with Acts 12:21--a robe of white tissue of some kind richly embroidered with silver. We may, perhaps, venture to trace in the outrage, a vindictive retaliation for the words which the Prophet had once spoken of those who were "gorgeously apparelled." (See Notes on Matthew 11:8; Luke 7:25.)

Verse 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. He treated him, not as a criminal, but as a mischievous religious Enthusiast, worthy only of contempt and scorn. The "gorgeous robe," more accurately, "bright raiment," was a white festal mantle such as Jewish kings and Roman nobles wore on great occasions. It was probably an old robe of white tissue of some kind, embroidered with silver. Dean Plumptre suggests that we might venture to trace in this outrage a vindictive retaliation for the words which the Teacher had once spoken - with evident allusion to Herod's court - of those who were gorgeously apparelled (Luke 7:25). It was this Herod of whom the Lord had spoken so recently with for him a rare bitterness, "Go ye, and tell that fox [literally, 'she-fox'] Herod" (Luke 13:32). And Herod, with his men of war,.... Or his soldiers, his bodyguards that attended his person, who came with him from Galilee, and were both for his security and service, and for his pomp and magnificence:

set him at nought; made nothing of him; had him in no account; treated him as a silly, and contemptible creature, that could not do any thing that was reported of him; nor able to say any thing for himself; but took him to be a mere fool and idiot; and so they used him:

and mocked him; as a king, and made sport and pastime with him:

and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe. The Vulgate Latin renders it, "a white robe"; a token of his innocence, though not so designed by them, but rather by way of derision, as a symbol of his simplicity and folly. The Syriac version renders it, "scarlet"; and the Arabic and Persic versions, "red". It is very likely that it was an old worn-out robe of one of the officers, or soldiers, which they put on him; in contempt of his being a king, as the Roman soldiers afterwards did, upon the same account:

and sent him again to Pilate; uncondemned, not knowing what to make of him, or the charge against him, and he might be unwilling to have any hand in his death, not having forgotten the case of John the Baptist; and therefore remits him to Pilate, to do as he thought fit with him. 11. his men of war—his bodyguard.

set him at naught, etc.—stung with disappointment at His refusal to amuse him with miracles or answer any of his questions.

gorgeous robe—bright robe. If this mean (as sometimes) of shining white, this being the royal color among the Jews, it may have been in derision of His claim to be "King of the Jews." But if so, "He in reality honored Him, as did Pilate with His true title blazoned on the cross" [Bengel].

sent him again to Pilate—instead of releasing him as he ought, having established nothing against Him (Lu 23:14, 15). "Thus he implicated himself with Pilate in all the guilt of His condemnation, and with him accordingly he is classed" (Ac 4:27) [Bengel].

at enmity—perhaps about some point of disputed jurisdiction, which this exchange of the Prisoner might tend to heal.23:6-12 Herod had heard many things of Jesus in Galilee, and out of curiosity longed to see him. The poorest beggar that asked a miracle for the relief of his necessity, was never denied; but this proud prince, who asked for a miracle only to gratify his curiosity, is refused. He might have seen Christ and his wondrous works in Galilee, and would not, therefore it is justly said, Now he would see them, and shall not. Herod sent Christ again to Pilate: the friendships of wicked men are often formed by union in wickedness. They agree in little, except in enmity to God, and contempt of Christ.
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