Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Bible References

Because

John 7:13
However, no one said anything about Him openly for fear of the Jews.
John 12:42
However, even many [Jewish] leaders believed in Him, but did not admit it, for fear of being expelled from the synagogue.
John 19:38
After this happened, one of Jesus' disciples (but secretly, for fear of the Jews), named Joseph from Arimathaea, asked Pilate if he could remove Jesus' body [from the cross]. Pilate granted him permission, so he went and removed the body from the cross.
John 20:19
So, when it was evening on that day, [which was] the first day of the week [i.e., Sunday] and the doors [of someone's house], where the disciples were gathered, were closed [i.e., probably locked] for fear of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. [Note: Probably Jesus passed through the closed door miraculously]. He said to them, "May there be peace in your hearts."
Luke 12:4
And I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who can kill your body and after that can do nothing more.
Luke 22:56
Then a certain [servant] girl saw Peter sitting there in the light of the fire. As she stared at him she said, "This man was with Jesus, too."
Acts 5:13
But none [of the outsiders] dared to associate with the disciples, yet the [majority of the] people commended them.
Galatians 2:11
But when Cephas came to Antioch [of Syria], I confronted him personally [about a matter] for which he deserved to be condemned.
Revelation 21:8
But the place for cowards, and unbelievers, and disgusting people [i.e., because of their terrible sins], and murderers, and sexually immoral people, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will be the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This is the second death."

He should

John 9:34
They replied to the beggar, "You were born entirely in sins [i.e., you have been a sinner all your life], and you are [trying] to teach us?" Then they threw him out [of the synagogue. See verse 22].
John 12:42
However, even many [Jewish] leaders believed in Him, but did not admit it, for fear of being expelled from the synagogue.
John 16:2
The Jewish authorities will expel you from their synagogues. In fact, the time will come when whoever kills you will think he is doing a service to God.
Luke 6:22
You are blessed when men hate you and withdraw their fellowship from you and speak abusively about you and reject your name as evil, [all] for being loyal to the Son of man.
Acts 4:18
And so they called Peter and John in and warned them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus [anymore].
Acts 5:40
And so the Council agreed [with Gamaliel's advice] and when they called the apostles back in, they had them beaten and ordered them never to speak in the name of Jesus [again]; then they released them.