Luke 23:12
New International Version
That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.

New Living Translation
(Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies before, became friends that day.)

English Standard Version
And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.

Berean Study Bible
That day Herod and Pilate became friends; before this time they had been enemies.

Berean Literal Bible
And both Herod and Pilate became friends with one another on that day; for previously it had been that they were at enmity between themselves.

New American Standard Bible
Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been enemies with each other.

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

Christian Standard Bible
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been enemies.

Contemporary English Version
That same day Herod and Pilate became friends, even though they had been enemies before this.

Good News Translation
On that very day Herod and Pilate became friends; before this they had been enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been hostile toward each other.

International Standard Version
So Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day. Before this they had been enemies.

NET Bible
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other, for prior to this they had been enemies.

New Heart English Bible
Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And on that day, Pilate and Herodus became friends with each other, because there had been hostility between them before that.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Herod and Pilate became friends that day. They had been enemies before this.

New American Standard 1977
Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been at enmity with each other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together, for before they were at enmity between themselves.

King James 2000 Bible
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

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

American Standard Version
And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day; for before they were enemies one to another.

Darby Bible Translation
And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.

English Revised Version
And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Weymouth New Testament
And on that very day Herod and Pilate became friends again, for they had been for some time at enmity.

World English Bible
Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.

Young's Literal Translation
and both Pilate and Herod became friends on that day with one another, for they were before at enmity between themselves.
Study Bible
Jesus Before Herod
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. 13Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,…
Cross References
Matthew 27:2
They bound Him, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate the governor.

Acts 4:27
In fact, this is the very city where Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Psalm 83:4-6
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance…

Acts 4:27
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Matthew 16:1
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.







Lexicon
That
αὐτῇ (autē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

Herod
Ἡρῴδης (Hērōdēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2264: Compound of heros and eidos; heroic; Herod, the name of four Jewish kings.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Pilate
Πιλᾶτος (Pilatos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4091: Pilate. Of Latin origin; close-pressed, i.e. Firm; Pilatus, a Roman.

became
Ἐγένοντο (Egenonto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

friends;
φίλοι (philoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5384: Friendly; subst: a friend, an associate. Properly, dear, i.e. A friend; actively, fond, i.e. Friendly.

before this [time]
προϋπῆρχον (proupērchon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4391: To have been already, have been previously. From pro and huparcho; to exist before, i.e. to be or do something previously.

they had been
ὄντες (ontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

enemies.
ἔχθρᾳ (echthra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2189: Enmity, hostility, alienation. Feminine of echthros; hostility; by implication, a reason for opposition.
(12) Before they were at enmity between themselves.--The special cause of enmity is not known. Possibly the massacre of the Galileans, mentioned in Luke 13:1, may have had somewhat to do with it. The union of the two in their enmity against Jesus, though not mentioned in the Gospels, is referred to in the first recorded hymn of the Church of Christ (Acts 4:27). Herod, however, it will be noted, passes no formal sentence. He is satisfied with Pilate's mark of respect for his jurisdiction.

Verse 12. - And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together. This union of two such bitter enemies in their enmity against Jesus evidently struck the early Church with sad wonderment. It is referred to in the first recorded hymn of the Church of Christ (Acts 4:27). How often has the strange sad scene been reproduced in the world's story since! Worldly men apparently irreconcilable meet together in friendship when opportunity offers itself for wounding Christ! 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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