How painful honest words can be!
But what does your rebuke prove?
I speak with him directly,
openly, and not in riddles;
he sees the form of the Lord.So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”
Write clearly all the words of this law on the plastered stones.”
He was openly talking about this. So Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
Then the Jews surrounded Him and asked, “How long are You going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
So Jesus then told them plainly, “Lazarus has died.
“I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
“Ah!” His disciples said. “Now You’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.
Immediately his ears were opened, his speech difficulty was removed, and he began to speak clearly.
2 Corinthians 6:11
We have spoken openly to you, Corinthians; our heart has been opened wide.
Still, nobody was talking publicly about Him because they feared the Jews.