7.23 Rejected His Brothers' Advice for Publicity

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Jun 9 7.23 After this, Jesus stayed in Galilee, avoiding Judea where the religious populace sought his life.1 The feast of Tabernacles was near and his brothers urged him, “Leave this place and go to Judea so your disciples may see your miracles. No one seeking publicity acts secretly.2 Since you are doing these deeds, show yourself openly to the world.” For even his brothers didnt yet believe in him.

Jun 10 Jesus answered, “My time hasnt come.3 but any time is your time. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I rebuke its evil ways. You go to the feast. I will go only when the time is right for me.” Saying this, he stayed in Galilee. After his brothers left for the feast, he also went secretly not publicly.4