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 Jesus by night, and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that Thou hast come, as a Teacher, from God; for no one can do the signs which Thou art doing, unless God be with Him."
Did any one of the rulers believe on Him, or of the Pharisees?
Many, therefore, of the Jews who came to Mary and beheld what He did, believed on Him;
And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly through fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. He came, therefore, and took away His body.
They did not
"Every one, therefore, who shall confess Me before men, him will I also confess before My Father Who is in Heaven.
"And I say to you, every one who shall confess Me before men, him will the Son of Man confess before the angels of God;
for with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 John 4:2
In this ye know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ hath come in flesh is of God;
No one, however, was speaking openly concerning Him, for fear of the Jews.
These things said his parents, because they were fearing the Jews; for the Jews had agreed already, that, if any one should confess Him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
They will put you out of the synagogues; yea, an hour is coming, that every one who kills you will think that he is offering service to God.
And Peter was sitting without, in the court; and a certain maid-servant approached him, saying, "And you were with Jesus the Galilaean!"
"Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from themselves, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
They, therefore, were going from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they were accounted worthy to suffer dishonor in behalf of The Name.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery-test taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened to you;