In Revelation, who/what is the wife?

In Revelation 19:7 it states:

“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.”

Who or what is the “wife?”

The bride of the Lamb is the Church, the People of God.

The Church/People of God as Christ’s bride is a theme throughout Scripture:

For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God, since I betrothed you to one husband to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

  • 2 Cor 11:2

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  • Rev 21:2

On that day—oracle of the LORD— You shall call me “My husband,”

  • Hosea 2:18

For your husband is your Maker; the LORD of hosts is his name…

  • Isaiah 54:5

I passed by you again and saw that you were now old enough for love. So I spread the corner of my cloak over you to cover your nakedness; I swore an oath to you and entered into covenant with you—oracle of the Lord GOD—and you became mine.

  • Ezekiel 16:8

In the Gospels Christ also often refers to Himself as the Bridegroom.

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