After this, Jesus traveled around Galilee. He wanted to stay out of Judea, where the Jewish leaders were plotting his death.
But soon it was time for the Jewish Festival of Shelters,
and Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, where your followers can see your miracles!
You can’t become famous if you hide like this! If you can do such wonderful things, show yourself to the world!”
For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.
Jesus replied, “Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime.
The world can’t hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil.
You go on. I’m not going to this festival, because my time has not yet come.”
After saying these things, Jesus remained in Galilee.
But after his brothers left for the festival, Jesus also went, though secretly, staying out of public view.
The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him.