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 am alarmed about you, and am afraid that I have perhaps bestowed labour upon you to no purpose.
For God is my witness how I yearn over all of you with tender Christian affection.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know that we acted towards every one of you as a father does towards his own children, encouraging and cheering you,
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.
So, my brethren, to you also the Law died through the incarnation of Christ, that you might be wedded to Another, namely to Him who rose from the dead in order that we might yield fruit to God.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For even if you were to have ten thousand spiritual instructors--for all that you could not have several fathers. It is I who in Christ Jesus became your father through the Good News.
that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious bride, without spot or wrinkle or any other defect, but to be holy and unblemished.
Him we preach, admonishing every one and instructing every one, with all possible wisdom, so that we may bring every one into God's presence, made perfect through Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any other foundation in addition to that which is already laid, namely Jesus Christ.