Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.
After these things Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.
Abijah pursued Jeroboam and captured from him several cities, Bethel with its villages, Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.
For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”
Now it came about after two full years that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.
Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John
But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as if, in secret.
Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there.
Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.