Bridegroom is an implied name of Jesus (Yeshua‘). Jesus suggested that He is the groom in the parable of the virgins (Matt. 25:1-13). Elsewhere in the New Testament, the church is called the bride of Christ, which again makes Jesus the groom or husband. In the book of Revelation, it is as the Lamb of God that Jesus marries the church, His Bride.

The Greek word for Bridegroom pictured in the text of John 3:29.

The Greek word for Bridegroom in the text of John 3:29

Bridegroom in Greek:


Strong’s Concordance number: 3566

Bible references: Matt. 9:14-15; Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:34; John 3:29

John the Baptist answered his questioner with the following words:

The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. (John 3:29)

God and Jesus are also called the husband.