Hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
When he learned that Jesus was from Herod's district, Pilate sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
Herod was very glad to see Jesus, for he had heard about Jesus and had wanted to see him for quite some time. He was hoping to see Jesus perform some sign.
Herod questioned Jesus at length, but Jesus didn't respond to him.
The chief priests and the legal experts were there, fiercely accusing Jesus.
Herod and his soldiers treated Jesus with contempt. Herod mocked him by dressing Jesus in elegant clothes and sent him back to Pilate.
Pilate and Herod became friends with each other that day. Before this, they had been enemies.