“He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom - He whom the bride follows. But all men now come to Jesus. Hence it is plain he is the bridegroom. The friend who heareth him - Talk with the bride; rejoiceth greatly - So far from envying or resenting it.
Joh 3:29 The bride. The Church. The bridegroom. Christ. The friend of the bridegroom . . . rejoiceth. John already rejoices in the prospect of the union of the Bridegroom and Bride.