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 went to Jesus one night, and said to him, "Master, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can show the signs that you do, unless God is with him."
Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him?
So it came about that many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary and saw what Jesus did, came to believe in him,
After this, Joseph, of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one, because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him remove Jesus' body, and Pilate gave him permission. So Joseph went and took the body down.
They did not
Therefore everyone who will acknowledge me before men I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven,
I tell you, everyone who will acknowledge me before men, the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God,
For with their minds men believe and are made upright, and with their lips they make the acknowledgment and are saved.
1 John 4:2
You can tell the Spirit of God in this way: all inspiration that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in human form comes from God,
But no one spoke of him in public, for fear of the Jews.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already made an agreement that if anyone acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, he should be excluded from the synagogues.
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a maid came up to him, and said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean, too!"
"Blessed are you when people hate you and exclude you and denounce you and spurn the name you bear as evil, on account of the Son of Man.
So they went out from before the council, glad that they had been thought worthy to bear disgrace for the sake of Jesus,
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be surprised that a test of fire is being applied to you, as though a strange thing were happening to you,