After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.…
The Roman rule in battle was neither to fly from dangers nor to follow them. The Christian's motto is, "Neither timorous nor temeranous." We must not basely desert the cause of Christ when called out to defend it. "Either vanquish or die," the Black Prince's father said to him. Either live with the gospel or die for it. Yet we may not rashly run ourselves upon unnecessary dangers, but decline them when we can with a good conscience. Christians are permitted to fly when they are sought for to the slaughter, so it be with the wings of a dove, and not with the pinions of a dragon.
Parallel VersesKJV: After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.