And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.’
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.
And I said,
“Hear now, heads of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel.
Is it not for you to know justice?
Her princes within her are roaring lions,
Her judges are wolves at evening;
They leave nothing for the morning.
And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, “John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him.”
And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.
But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
Now Herod was very glad when he saw Jesus; for he had wanted to see Him for a long time, because he had been hearing about Him and was hoping to see some sign performed by Him.
Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”
The disciples *said to Him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?”
I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.