Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And it came to pass, because they feared him, that they took thirty companions, who remained with him.
In embroidered raiment, shall she be brought unto the king - The virgins that follow her, her companions, are to be conducted unto thee:
He that hath the bride, is, bridegroom; but, the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth by and hearkeneth unto him, greatly, rejoiceth, by reason of the voice of the bridegroom. This, my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.
And he saith unto me - Write! Happy, they who, unto the marriage supper of the Lamb, have been bidden! And he saith unto me - These words, are, true words of God.
And, the holy city, new Jerusalem, saw I coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And, when My Lord Yahweh of hosts called in that day, - for weeping, and for lamentation, and for shaving bare and for girding with sackcloth,
Now there were in Antioch, distributed through the existing assembly, - prophets and teachers: both Barnabas and Symeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also, Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother, and Saul.
Moreover, appointing unto them by vote, in each assembly, elders, praying with fastings, they commended them unto the Lord on whom they had believed.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Be not depriving one another - unless perhaps by consent for a season, that ye may have leisure for prayer, and, again, may be together, - lest Satan be tempting you by reason of your want of self-control.
2 Corinthians 11:27
in toil and hardship, in watchings, oft, in hunger and thirst, in fasting, oft, in cold and nakedness: -
And, answering, Jesus, again, spake in parables unto them, saying: -