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17 Bible Verses about Abandoning Friends
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Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
how much more do his friends
keep their distance from him!
He may pursue them with words,
but they are not there.
for Demas has deserted me, because he loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord cares for me.
You have distanced my friends from me;
You have made me repulsive to them.
I am shut in and cannot go out. My eyes are worn out from crying.
Lord, I cry out to You all day long;
I spread out my hands to You. Do You work wonders for the dead?
Do departed spirits rise up to praise You?Selahread more.
Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave,
Your faithfulness in Abaddon? Will Your wonders be known in the darkness
or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion? But I call to You for help, Lord;
in the morning my prayer meets You. Lord, why do You reject me?
Why do You hide Your face from me? From my youth,
I have been afflicted and near death.
I suffer Your horrors; I am desperate. Your wrath sweeps over me;
Your terrors destroy me. They surround me like water all day long;
they close in on me from every side. You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;
darkness is my only friend.
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
For You have abandoned Your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of divination from the East
and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines.
They are in league with foreigners.
who abandons the companion of her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God;
Even your brothers—your own father’s household—
even they were treacherous to you;
even they have cried out loudly after you.
Do not have confidence in them,
though they speak well of you.