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:
He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.
Have any of the rulers belief in him, or any one of the Pharisees?
Then a number of the Jews who had come to Mary and had seen the things which Jesus did had belief in him.
After these things, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, made a request to Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate said he might do so. So he went and took away his body.
They did not
To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven.
And I say to you that to everyone who gives witness to me before men, the Son of man will give witness before the angels of God.
For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.
1 John 4:2
By this you may have knowledge of the Spirit of God: every spirit which says that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God:
But no man said anything about him openly for fear of the Jews.
They said this because of their fear of the Jews: for the Jews had come to an agreement that if any man said that Jesus was the Christ he would be put out of the Synagogue.
They will put you out of the Synagogues: yes, the time is coming when whoever puts you to death will have the belief that he is doing God's pleasure.
The fear of man is a cause of danger: but whoever puts his faith in the Lord will have a safe place on high.
Give ear to me, you who have knowledge of righteousness, in whose heart is my law; have no fear of the evil words of men, and give no thought to their curses.
And of whom were you in fear, so that you were false, and did not keep me in mind, or give thought to it? Have I not been quiet, keeping myself secret, and so you were not in fear of me?
Give ear to the word of the Lord, you who are in fear at his word: your countrymen, hating you, and driving you out because of my name, have said, Let the Lord's glory be made clear, so that we may see your joy; but they will be put to shame.
Now Peter was seated in the open square outside the house: and a servant-girl came to him, saying, You were with Jesus the Galilaean.
Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.
So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire: