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Luke 23:12

    Luke 23:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And that day Herod and Pilate became friends with one another, for before they had been against one another.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Luke 23:12

    Enmity - To command; charge.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:12

    Pilate and Herod were made friends - I do not find any account of the cause of the enmity which subsisted between Herod and Pilate given by ancient authors; and the conjectures of the moderns on the subject should be considered as mere guesses. It is generally supposed that this enmity arose from what is related Luke 13, of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate hath mingled with that of their sacrifices. These were Herod's subjects, and Pilate seems to have fallen on them at the time they were offering sacrifices to God at the temple. Wicked men cannot love one another: this belongs to the disciples of Christ. But when Christ, his truth, or his followers are to be persecuted, for this purpose the wicked unite their counsels and their influence. The Moabites and Ammonites, who were enemies among themselves, united against poor Israel, and, as Rabbi Tanchum says, may be likened to two contending dogs, who, when the wolf comes, join together to destroy him; each knowing that, if he do not, the wolf will kill both in succession: whereas, by their union, they may now kill or baffle him. There is a proverb among the rabbins, that, when the cat and weasel marry together, misery becomes increased.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 23:12

    Made friends together ... - What had been the cause of their quarrel is unknown. It is commonly supposed that it was Pilate's slaying the Galileans in Jerusalem, as related in Luke 13:1-2. The occasion of their reconciliation seems to have been the civility and respect which Pilate showed to Herod in this case. It was not because they were united in "hating" Jesus, as is often the case with wicked people, for Pilate was certainly desirous of releasing him, and "both" considered him merely as an object of ridicule and sport. It is true, however, that wicked people, at variance in other things, are often united in opposing and ridiculing Christ and his followers; and that enmities of long standing are sometimes made up, and the most opposite characters brought together, simply to oppose religion. Compare Psalm 83:5-7.