5659 bride
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A woman who is about to be married or who has just got married. In the NT the church is described as the bride of Christ.

Jewels and ornaments worn by a bride at her wedding

Isaiah 61:10 See also Psalm 45:9,14; Songs 4:9; Isaiah 49:18; Jeremiah 2:32

Joy and happiness associated with a bride

Jeremiah 33:10-11 See also Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23

The bride as the object of the bridegroom's love and affection

Isaiah 62:5 See also Songs 4:8-15; Songs 5:1

The bridegroom as the object of the bride's love and affection

Jeremiah 2:2-3

Exemptions for a newly married bride

Joel 2:16 A newly married bride would normally be excused from certain civic and religious duties. See also Deuteronomy 24:5

The bride price

Genesis 34:11-12 A bridegroom was required to pay a bride-price to the father of his bride. See also Genesis 29:18-30; 1 Samuel 18:20-27

Proof of a bride's virginity was required in certain circumstances

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

The church depicted as the bride of Christ

Ephesians 5:25-27 See also Revelation 19:7-9; Revelation 21:1-2,9-27; Revelation 22:17

See also

4342  jewels
5660  bridegroom
5679  dowry
5702  husband
5708  marriage
5740  virgin
5742  wedding
5744  wife
7024  church, nature of
7241  Jerusalem, significance
8283  joy
8292  love

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