15 Bible Verses about Bad Friends
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Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty,
But who can find a trustworthy man?
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none,
But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Leave the presence of a fool,
Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Do not associate with a man given to anger;
Or go with a hot-tempered man,
Or you will learn his ways
And find a snare for yourself.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
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