He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him…
I. THE SPOUSE IS CHRIST.
II. THE WEDLOCK IS FAITH.
III. THE PLACE OF THE WEDLOCK is the Church.
IV. THE PLEDGE of it remission of sins, and the fellowship of the Spirit.
V. THE CONSUMMATION — eternal life.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.