Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
When Reuben heard this, he rescued Joseph from their hands, saying, "Let's not take his life!"
They said to one other, "Surely we're being punished because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress has come on us!"
"You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice,
My child, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent!
"Do not say, 'Conspiracy,' every time these people say the word. Don't be afraid of what scares them; don't be terrified.
1 Samuel 1:1
There was a man from Ramathaim Zophim, from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah. He was the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom."
Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
I wait for your deliverance, O Lord.
Joseph of Arimathea, a highly regarded member of the council, who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.