Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage-feast for his son:
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy; for I have espoused you to one husband, to present you a chaste virgin to Christ.
Husbands, love your own wives, as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Let us rejoice and exult, and give him glory: because the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his bride hath made herself ready.
And there came to me one of the seven angels who held the seven vases full of the seven last plagues, and he talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber weep, whilst the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.
And the angel said unto them, Be not affrighted: for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be for all the people.
And coming home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Congratulate me; for I have found that sheep of mine which was lost.
And he preached, saying, One mightier than I is coming after me, the string of whose shoes I am not worthy, stooping down, to unloose.