I know Jesus is not a liar, but an incident in the New Testament has puzzled me for a long time. Jesus was asked by his disciples if he was going to go to a feast and he said he wasn't, but, later he went:

You go up to the feast. I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come. (John 7:8, ESV)

But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. (7:10)

Could someone explain this contradiction?

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