Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
2 Chronicles 20:7
Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham your friend forever?
But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendant of Abraham my friend.
And the scripture was fulfilled which says, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
However Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and go play the harlot after the gods of the strangers of the land, where they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
He said unto them, Depart: for the girl is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.
And when he came in, he said unto them, Why make you this commotion, and weep? the child is not dead, but sleeps.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:18
Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.