Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain.
For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his own children,
Abraham said to his servant, the senior one in his household who was in charge of everything he had, "Put your hand under my thigh
Listen, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family!
For your husband is the one who made you -- the Lord who commands armies is his name. He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called "God of the entire earth."
You will no longer be called, "Abandoned," and your land will no longer be called "Desolate." Indeed, you will be called "My Delight is in Her," and your land "Married." For the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married to him.
I will commit myself to you forever; I will commit myself to you in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and tender compassion.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete.
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you could be joined to another, to the one who was raised from the dead, to bear fruit to God.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though you may have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, because I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
so that he may present the church to himself as glorious -- not having a stain or wrinkle, or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.
We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ.
He must take a wife who is a virgin.
They must not marry a widow or a divorcee, but they may marry a virgin from the house of Israel or a widow who is a priest's widow.