Revelation 19:7 - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Rev 19:7; The Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Text and Translations

Revelation 19:7 (KJV)  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give 
honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath 
made herself ready. 

Revelation 19:7 (NLT)  Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us 
give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the 
Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.  


Honour. Literally, "glory." This is the climatic expression of 
gratitude and devotion. [SDA Commentary] 

Wedding of the Lamb. The imagery of a wedding to express the 
intimate relationship between God and his people [NIV SB] 


Two contrasting suppers are named in this chapter: the marriage 
supper of the Lamb (vv. 7-10), which brings blessing, and the "supper 
of the great God" (vv. 17-21), which brings judgment. The bride 
makes herself ready at the judgment seat of Christ where her "spots 
and wrinkles" are taken away (Eph. 5:25-27) and she receives rewards 
for faithful service. In contrast, the godless armies of earth are 
defeated by the Lord and become food for the birds. This is the battle of 
Armageddon mentioned in Revelation 18:18. [Chapter by Chapter Bible 
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe] 


The figure of marriage is used in both Testaments to describe 
God's relation to His people (Hos 2:19-21; Eph 5:25-27). The 
consummation of the church as the bride of Christ will involve the completion 
of individual salvation and resultant corporate righteousness of 
the body, the church. Eternal union with Christ is the church's 
destiny and hope. [Disciple SB] 

The wedding supper thus joyously marked the inauguration of the 
rest of life: a life in which two who had been separate would now be 
one. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

"The marriage supper of the Lamb" is the consummation of the 
marriage of Christ and the Church as His bride.  


The bride of the Lamb wears a garment of precious fine linen 
that symbolizes the good works of believers. In other words, the 
white garment signifies faithful obedience to God (see Matt. 22:11, 
12). [Nelson SB] 

By the wedding garment in the parable is represented the pure, 
spotless character which Christ's true followers will possess. To the 
church it is given "that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and 
white," "not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing." Eph. 5:27. The 
fine linen, says the Scripture, "is the righteousness of saints." 
Rev. 19:8. It is the righteousness of Christ, His own unblemished 
character, that through faith is imparted to all who receive Him as their 
personal Saviour.... Only the covering which Christ Himself has provided 
can make us meet to appear in God's presence. This covering, the 
robe of His own righteousness, Christ will put upon every repenting, 
believing soul..... When we submit ourselves to Christ, the heart is united 
with His heart, the will is merged in His will, the mind becomes one 
with His mind, the thoughts are brought into captivity to Him; we 
live His life. This is what it means to be clothed with the garment 
of His righteousness.... Righteousness is right doing, and it is by 
their deeds that all will be judged. Our characters are revealed by 
what we do. The works show whether the faith is genuine.  COL310-312 

Only those who are clothed in the garments of His righteousness 
will be able to endure the glory of His presence when He shall appear 
with "power and great glory." . SD368 


It means much to be an overcomer. The besetments of the enemy 
and all his evil agencies must be firmly resisted. Every moment we 
must be on guard. Not for one instant are we to lose sight of Christ, 
and of His power to save in the hour of trial. Our hand must be 
placed in His, that we may be upheld by the power of His might. SD368 

The church prepares for the wedding by witnessing, by right 
living, and by those actions which please the Lamb. The church must 
remain morally pure as it waits for the bridegroom's appearance. 
[Disciple SB]