7After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish* to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him. 2Now the Jewish festival of Booths* was near. 3So his brothers said to him, Leave here and go to Judea so that your disciples also may see the works you are doing; 4for no one who wants* to be widely known acts in secret. If you do these things, show yourself to the world. 5(For not even his brothers believed in him.) 6Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil. 8Go to the festival yourselves. I am not* going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come. 9After saying this, he remained in Galilee.
10 But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but as it were* in secret. 11The Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, Where is he? 12And there was considerable complaining about him among the crowds. While some were saying, He is a good man, others were saying, No, he is deceiving the crowd. 13Yet no one would speak openly about him for fear of the Jews.
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