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, evening having come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, whose name was Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.
And, evening having already come, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
And, behold, a man, Joseph by name, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man
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.
Yet, however, even from among the rulers, many believed on Him; but, because of the Pharisees, they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
and that the greater part of the brethren, having become confident in the Lord by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear.