Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
And having become evening, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled by Jesus.
And now having become evening, since it was the Preparation, that is, pre-Sabbath,
And behold a man named Joseph, a council member, being a good and righteous man
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.
Yet, nevertheless, even many of the rulers believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess, so that they would not become excommunicated from the synagogue,
The fear of man brings a snare, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be safe.
And more of the brothers in Lord have been convinced by my bonds to be much more bold to speak the word fearlessly.