There were however many of the chief rulers that believed on Him; but because of the pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be excommunicated.
Whosoever then shall own me before men, I also will own him before my Father, who is in heaven:
Now Peter was sitting without in the hall, and one of the maids came to him and said, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee:
Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and reject you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as infamous on account of the Son of man.
But I say unto you, Whosoever shall own me before men, the Son of man will also own him before the angels of God.
who came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for none can do these miracles which thou dost, unless God be with him.
have any of the rulers believed on Him, or of the pharisees?
They answered, and said unto him, Thou wast wholly born in sins, and dost thou teach us?
Because on his account many of the Jews went away from them, and believed on Jesus.
for they will excommunicate you: yea, the time is coming, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he offers an acceptable service to God.
And after these things Joseph of Arimathea (who was a disciple of Jesus, but a concealed one for fear of the Jews) petitioned Pilate, that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave: he came therefore and took away the body of Jesus.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial coming upon you, which is to try you, as if some strange thing befel you:
By this ye may know the Spirit of God: every Spirit that confesseth Jesus Christ, who is come in the flesh, is of God:
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.