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 friend

General references

Bible References


Matthew 22:2
the kingdom of the Messiah is such, as when a certain king made a wedding-feast for his son.
2 Corinthians 11:2
for I am jealous over you with religious jealousy: since I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 5:25
You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her:
Revelation 19:7
let us rejoyce, and triumph, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the lamb is come, and his spouse is already adorn'd.
Revelation 21:9
Then there came to me one of the seven angels, who had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the lamb's wife."

The friend

Matthew 9:15
Jesus answer'd them, can the bride-men mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? the day indeed will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will be the time to fast.


Luke 2:10
but the angel said to them, be not afraid, I am only come to bring you great news, which will be matter of joy to you and to the whole world.
Luke 15:6
and when he comes home, call his friends and neighbours together, and say to them, rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep, that was lost?

General references

Mark 1:7
among other things he said, there comes one after me, who is superiour to me, I am not worthy to stoop down and untie his shoes.