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kingdom
Matthew 13:24
He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Matthew 13:31-33
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He presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.
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It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."
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He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it."
Matthew 13:44-47
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"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field.
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"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.
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When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.
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"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind [of fish],
Matthew 25:1
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.
Matthew 25:14
"For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them.
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Matthew 25:1-13
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"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.
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Five of them were foolish and five were sensible.
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When the foolish took their lamps, they didn't take oil with them.
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But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps.
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Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
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"In the middle of the night there was a shout: 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him.'
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"Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
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But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.'
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"The sensible ones answered, 'No, there won't be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.'
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"When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
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"Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, 'Master, master, open up for us!'
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"But he replied, ' I assure you: I do not know you!'
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"Therefore be alert, because you don't know either the day or the hour.
Psalm 45:10-16
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Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider: forget your people and your father's house,
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and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, for he is your lord.
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The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people, will seek your favor with gifts.
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In [her chamber], the royal daughter is all glorious, her clothing embroidered with gold.
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In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.
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They are led in with gladness and rejoicing; they enter the king's palace.
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Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.
John 3:29
He who has the bride is the groom. But the groom's friend, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the groom's voice. So this joy of mine is complete.
John 3:30
He must increase, but I must decrease."
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-- to present a pure virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 5:24-32
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Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives should [submit] to their husbands in everything.
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Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
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to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word.
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He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
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In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
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For no one ever hates his own flesh, but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church,
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since we are members of His body.
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For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
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This mystery is profound, but I am talking about Christ and the church.
Revelation 19:7-9
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Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself.
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She was permitted to wear fine linen, bright and pure. For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints.
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Then he said to me, "Write: Blessed are those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb!" He also said to me, "These words of God are true."