The Bridegroom and His Bride

This is a subsidiary post of The Lord as Husband.
It is also a subsidiary post of Other Names for the Disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures of the prophets and apostles are replete with both explicit and implicit references, including relevant principles, to Messiah and His bride.  An exhaustive list of such references would be too long.  Here are some of them.

Matthew 9:14-15

Matthew 22:1-14

Matthew 25:1-13

Luke 12:36

1 Corinthians 11:3

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

Ephesians 5:22-33

Hebrews 13:4

James 4:4-5

1 Peter 3:6

Revelation 19:7,8,9

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Genesis 2:18-25

Ruth 1-4  –  Boaz and Ruth

1 Samuel 18:20-29; 19:11-17; 2 Samuel 3:14-16  –  King Saul gave his daughter Michal to David, but subsequently gave her to Palti.  David demanded her back.

Proverbs 31

Song of Solomon

Isaiah 51:2

Isaiah 54:1

Esther 1-10  –  Ahasuerus, Vashti, and Esther; Mordecai preparing Esther; Esther preparing herself.

Ezekiel 23

Relevant Biblical Vocabulary

adultery, adulterer, adulterous, adulteress
betroth
bride
bridegroom
children, child
covenant
father
faithful  (contrast with “faithless” and “unfaithful”)
faithless (contrast with “faithful”)
feast (as in wedding feast or marriage feast)
fornication, fornicator
harlot, harlotry
helper, helpmate, helpmeet
husband
jealousy, jealous
love, lover
marriage, marry
naked
mother
unfaithful (contrast with “faithful”)
virgin
vows
wedding
wife

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