The Life of Jesus in Harmony
John 2:9-10 - When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was
made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water
knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto
him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well
drunk, then that which is worse: [but] thou hast kept the good wine until now. .
The bridegroom is the man who decides to get married and finds a
bride. First they are betrothed and after several months they get married. The
bridegroom comes to the brides father's house in an elaborate ceremony at
nighttime. He then escorts is bride to his house marching through the streets
with singing and dancing and musical instruments. They have a wonderful wedding
feast with all of their friends and guests and after seven days they consummate
their marriage under the "chupah" or marriage canopy.
Jesus said that he is the bridegroom and his church are is bride,
the people of God. until he returns to set up his kingdom on earth he is calling
everyone into a marriage relationship, the bridegroom and his bride. The Bible
reveals God's love for his bride endures eternally and he will never leave her
nor forsake her.
A man who has recently been married or is about to be married.
The term is applied symbolically to the MESSIAH.
John the Baptist called Jesus the "bridegroom" (Jn 3:29).
Jesus referred to Himself as the "bridegroom" (Mt. 9:15).
Jesus' bride, of course, is the church-- those who are spiritually united with
Him by faith.
Isaiah 61:10 - I
will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath
clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a
bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
Revelation 18:23 -
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of
the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:
for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all
Joel 2:16 - Gather the
people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and
those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber,
and the bride out of her closet.
Isaiah 62:5 - For
[as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as]
the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over
Matthew 25:1 - Then
shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps,
and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Psalms 19:5 - Which
[is] as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a
strong man to run a race.
Matthew 25:6 - And
at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye
out to meet him.
Matthew 25:10 - And
while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready
went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Luke 5:34 - And he said
unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is
Matthew 25:5 - While
the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Mark 2:19 - And Jesus
said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroomis
with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot
Matthew 9:15 - 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.
John 3:29 - 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.