These are men who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were out of men purchased by Jesus, a first fruit to God and to the Lamb.
But thou have a few names in Sardis who did not defile their garments. And they will walk with me in white, because they are worthy.
For I am jealous for you with a jealousy of God. For I betrothed you to one husband, a pure virgin to present to the Christ.
Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures.
And they sing a new song, saying, Thou are worthy to take the book and to open the seals of it, because thou were killed and purchased us from God by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with him are the called and chosen and faithful.
She shall be led to the king in broidered work. The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to thee.
Remember thy congregation, which thou have gotten of old, which thou have redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance, [and] mount Zion, at which thou have dwelt.
Thine oils have a good fragrance. Thy name is oil poured forth. Therefore the virgins love thee.
There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.
Israel [was] holiness to LORD, the first-fruits of his increase. All who devour him shall be held guilty. Evil shall come upon them, says LORD.
Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who are secure in the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel come!
And a certain scholar having come, he said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou may go.
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to the bridegroom's gathering.
And it came to pass while they went on the way, a certain man said to him, I will follow thee wherever thou may go, Lord.
Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows me would, no, not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.
If any man serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there my helper will also be. And if any man serves me, the Father will value him.
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit placed you guardians, to tend the church of the Lord and God, which he purchased by his own blood.
for ye were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and your spirit, which is of God.
Now concerning the virgins I have no commandment of Lord, but I give an opinion, as having obtained mercy from Lord to be trustworthy.
But also if thou did marry thou have not sinned, and if the virgin married she has not sinned. Yet such kind will have stress in the flesh, but I spare you.
Now I beseech you, brothers (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruit of Achaia, and that they committed themselves to service for the sanctified),
which is a pledge of our inheritance for the redemption of the acquired possession, for appreciation of his glory.
forbidding to marry, to abstain from foods, which God created for partaking with thankfulness by those who believe and know the truth.
But ye are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for an acquired possession, so that ye might broadly proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Because of this they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple. And he who sits on the throne will dwell among them.