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:
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?
Therefore many of the Jews, that came to Mary and saw what Jesus did, believed on Him.
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.
They did not
Whosoever then shall own me before men, I also will own him before my Father, who is in heaven:
But I say unto you, Whosoever shall own me before men, the Son of man will also own him before the angels of God.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 John 4:2
By this ye may know the Spirit of God: every Spirit that confesseth Jesus Christ, who is come in the flesh, is of God:
No one however spake openly in favor of Him, for fear of the Jews.
These things said his parents, because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed, that if any one confessed Him to be Christ, he should be turned out of the synagogue.
for they will excommunicate you: yea, the time is coming, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he offers an acceptable service to God.
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.
And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer disgrace for his name.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery trial coming upon you, which is to try you, as if some strange thing befel you: