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 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.
You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her:
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.