There are they who were not contaminated by women; for they are virgins. These are they following the Lamb wherever he should lead. These were purchased from men, first fruits to God and the Lamb.
Thou hast a few names also in Sardis which stained not their garments; and they shall walk about with me in white things: for they are worthy.
For I am zealous of you with the zeal of God: for I fitted you to one husband, to present a pure virgin to Christ.
Having willed he brought forth by the word of truth, for us to be some first fruit of his creatures.
And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open its seals: for thou wert slain, and didst purchase us to God by thy blood from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;
These will wage war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they with him called, and chosen, and faithful.
With variegation she shall be brought to the King; the virgins after her, her companions, being brought to thee.
Remember thine assembly thou didst purchase of old; thou didst redeem the rod of thine inheritance; this mount Zion thou didst dwell in it
To the odor of the good ointments thy name shall be poured forth an ointment; for this, the maidens loved thee.
They are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and maidens no number.
Israel is holy to Jehovah, the beginning of the produce: all consuming him shall transgress; evil shall come upon them, says Jehovah.
Wo! to those living at ease in Zion, and trusting in the mountain of Shomeron, being distinguished the chief of the nations, and to them the house of Israel came.
And one scribe, coming near, said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest.
Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who having taken their lanterns, went forth to the meeting of the bridegroom.
And it was, they going in the way, a certain one said to him, I will follow thee wherever thou shouldest go forth, Lord.
Again therefore Jesus spake to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he following me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
If any one would serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall be my servant: and if any one serve me, him will the Father honour.
Peter says to him, Lord, why can I not follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee.
Attend therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit set you inspectors, to feed the church of God, which he acquired by his own blood.
For ye were bought for a price: then glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are of God.
But for virgins I have not an order of the Lord: and I give an opinion as compassionated by the Lord to be faithful.
And if also thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she has not sinned. And such shall have pressure to the flesh: and I spare you.
And I beseech you brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and they arranged themselves for service to the holy ones,)
Which is the pledge of our inheritance for the redemption of the acquisition, to the praise of his glory.
Hindering to marry, to keep from victuals which God created for participation, with thanks, for the faithful and them knowing the truth.
And ye a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for acquisition; so that ye should proclaim the excellencies of him having called you out of darkness into his wonderful light:
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he sitting upon the throne will dwell among them.