Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.
In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.