When Pilate heard this,a he asked if the man was a Galilean.
Finding that He was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem during those days.
Herod was very glad to see Jesus; for a long time he had wanted to see Him, because he had heard about Him and was hoping to see some miracleb performed by Him.
So he kept asking Him questions, but Jesus did not answer him.
The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing Him.
Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends.c Previously, they had been hostile toward each other.