Revelation: Preface - Question 20 of 39

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Section 3A - Jesus' Love for His Church:

When the apostle Paul wrote to the church (the bride of Christ) in the city of Corinth, he uses this same type of husband and wife relationship to describe the church's relationship to Jesus.

"For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin." 2 Corinthians 11:2 (NAS)


According to 2 Corinthians 11:2, Paul describes the work that he did in leading people to Christ and to Christ's church as betrothing or promising them to what?

One Master One King One Husband

Other Translations - 2 Corinthians 11:2:

I feel jealousy for you. And this jealousy is a jealousy that comes from God. I promised to give you to Christ. Christ must be your only husband. I want to give you to Christ to be his pure bride. (ERV)

"For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I espoused you to one husband, that I might present you (as) a pure virgin to Christ." (ASV)

"For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." (KJV)