John 11:54
Good News Translation
So Jesus did not travel openly in Judea, but left and went to a place near the desert, to a town named Ephraim, where he stayed with the disciples.

Contemporary English Version
Because of this plot against him, Jesus stopped going around in public. He went to the town of Ephraim, which was near the desert, and he stayed there with his disciples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews: but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem. And there he abode with his disciples.

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Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews: but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem. And there he abode with his disciples.

walked.

John 4:1-3 When Jesus therefore understood the Pharisees had heard that Jesus maketh more disciples and baptizeth more than John . . .

John 7:1 After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

John 10:40 And he went again beyond the Jordan, into that place where John was baptizing first. And there he abode.

John 18:20 Jesus answered him: I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort: and in secret I have spoken nothing.

went.

John 7:4,10,13 For there is no man that doth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, manifest thyself to the world. . . .

Ephraim.

2Ch.

John 13:19 At present I tell you, before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe that I am he.

(where see the Note), and Ephron, Jos.

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.

, which was situated eight miles north of Jerusalem, near Bethel, and apparently between that city and Jericho. Accordingly we find that a desert, or wilderness, extended from Jericho to Bethel (Jos.

John 16:1 These things have I spoken to you things have I spoken to you that you may not be scandalized.

), called the wilderness of Bethaven (Jos.

John 18:12 Then the band and the tribune and the servants of the Jews took Jesus and bound him.

), in which Joshua and the Israelites slew the inhabitants of Ai. (Jos.

John 8:24 Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin.

.)

2 Samuel 13:23 And it came to pass after two years, that the sheep of Absalom were shorn in Baalhasor, which is near Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons:

2 Chronicles 13:19 And Abia pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel and her daughters, and Jesana with her daughters, Ephron also and her daughters.

Context
The Plot to Kill Jesus
53From that day therefore they devised to put him to death. 54Wherefore Jesus walked no more openly among the Jews: but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephrem. And there he abode with his disciples. 55And the pasch of the Jews was at hand: and many from the country went up to Jerusalem, before the pasch, to purify themselves.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 13:19
And Abia pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel and her daughters, and Jesana with her daughters, Ephron also and her daughters.

John 7:1
After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

Additional Translations
As a result, Jesus no longer went about publicly among the Jews, but He withdrew to a town called Ephraim in an area near the wilderness. And He stayed there with the disciples.

Therefore Jesus no longer walked publicly among the Jews, but went away from there into the region near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim. And there He stayed with the disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went there to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed thence into the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with the disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no longer openly among the Jews, but went away thence into the country near the desert, to a city called Ephraim, and there he sojourned with the disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed thence into the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with the disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

Therefore Jesus no longer went about openly among the Jews, but He left that neighbourhood and went into the district near the Desert, to a town called Ephraim, and remained there with the disciples.

Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim. He stayed there with his disciples.

Jesus, therefore, was no more freely walking among the Jews, but went away thence to the region nigh the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there he tarried with his disciples.
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