Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
This man came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou have come a teacher from God, for no man can do these signs that thou do if God is not with him.
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary, and who saw what Jesus did, believed in him.
And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because of fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might remove the body of Jesus, and Pilate allowed him. Therefore he came and removed the bod
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Therefore every man, whoever will profess in me before men, I also will profess in him before my Father in the heavens.
And I say to you, every man who will confess in me before men, the Son of man will also confess in him before the agents of God,
For a man believes in the heart for righteousness, and he confesses with the mouth for salvation.
1 John 4:2
By this ye know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses Jesus Christ having come in flesh is of God,
Yet no man spoke openly about him because of fear of the Jews.
His parents spoke these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed him as Christ, he should become excommunicated from the synagogue.
They will make you excommunicated from the synagogues. But the hour comes that every man who kills you will presume to be offering service to God.
The fear of man brings a snare, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be safe.
Hearken to me, ye who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law. Fear ye not the reproach of men, nor be ye dismayed at their revilings.
And of whom have thou been afraid and in fear, that thou lie, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? Have I not held my peace even of long time, and thou do not fear me?
Hear the word of LORD, ye who tremble at his word: Your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for my name's sake, have said, Let LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy. But it is those who shall be put to shame.
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean.
Blessed are ye, when men will hate you, and when they will exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, because of the Son of man.
Indeed therefore they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to be treated shamefully for the name of Jesus.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, ye should not be surprised at the fieriness in you, which occurs for a trial to you, like a strange thing happening to you.