1 Then the entire council took Jesus over to Pilate, the Roman governor.
2 They began at once to state their case: "This man has been leading our people to ruin by telling them not to pay their taxes to the Roman government and by claiming he is the Messiah, a king."
3 So Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say."
4 Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, "I find nothing wrong with this man!"
5 Then they became desperate. "But he is causing riots everywhere he goes, all over Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem!"
6 "Oh, is he a Galilean?" Pilate asked.
7 When they answered that he was, Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas, because Galilee was under Herod's jurisdiction, and Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at the time.