Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!"
Behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God:
Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire.
But many will be last who are first; and first who are last.
So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen."
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
I have waited for your salvation, Yahweh.