Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

The friend

General references

Bible References

Hath

Matthew 22:2
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king, who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
2 Corinthians 11:2
I feel a divine jealousy about you, for I betrothed you to Christ, to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.
Ephesians 5:25
You who are husbands must love your wives, just as Christ loves the church and gave himself for her,
Revelation 19:7
Let us be glad and triumphant and give him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Revelation 21:9
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke to me. "Come," he said, "I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."

The friend

Matthew 9:15
Jesus said to them, "Can wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But a time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and they will fast then.

This

Luke 2:10
The angel said to them, "Do not be frightened, for I bring you good news of a great joy that is to be felt by all the people,
Luke 15:6
and when he reaches home, he calls in his friends and neighbors, and says to them, 'Congratulate me, for I have found my lost sheep!'

General references

Mark 1:7
And this was his message: "After me there is coming one stronger than I am, one whose shoes I am not fit to stoop down and untie.