|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
brid'-cham-ber (numphon): The room in which the marriage ceremonies were held (Matthew 9:15 Mark 2:19 Luke 5:34; compare Matthew 22:10).
See CHAMBER; MARRIAGE.
BRIDE-CHAMBER, SONS (CHILDREN) OF THE
(hoi huioi tou numphonos): These were friends or companions of the bridegroom and were usually very numerous (Matthew 9:15 Mark 2:19 Luke 5:34). Any wedding guest might be included in the expression, or anyone who took part in the bridal procession and remained for the wedding-feast (see MARRIAGE). In the above passages "the sons of the bride-chamber" are the disciples of Christ.
Bride-chamber (3 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast. (WBS YLT)
Mark 2:19 And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. (DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 5:34 And Jesus said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? (ASV WBS YLT)