Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So, for this reason the Jews began persecuting Jesus, because He did these [kinds of] things on the Sabbath day.
So, they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself [or "was hidden," suggesting a miraculous departure] and left the Temple [area].
His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities who had already decided that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Christ would be expelled from the synagogue.
[Then] the Jews again tried to arrest Him, but He escaped from their hands.
Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. [Note: This was the annual Jewish festival commemorating Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage under Moses' leadership].
[So], they brought the man, who had been blind, to the Pharisees.
But the leading priests made plans to kill Lazarus also,