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.
In the evening a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself was Jesus's disciple,
Now, as soon as the evening was come; because it was then the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
There was likewise present a counsellor, named Joseph, a man of probity and justice, one who had never abetted the contrivances and proceedings of the Jews.
his parents said this, because they were afraid of the Jews: for the Jews had agreed in this, that if any man did own him for the Messias, he should be excommunicated.
nevertheless there were many even among the chief rulers, who believed on him; but they did not own it publickly for fear the Pharisees should excommunicate them.
even many of our brethren, encourag'd by my bonds, preach the word with greater freedom and intrepidity.