42 Bible Verses about Best Friends
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Even my close friend whom I trusted, he who shared meals with me, has turned against me.
All my closest friends detest me; and those whom I love have turned against me.
Do not rely on a friend; do not trust a companion! Don't even share secrets with the one who lies in your arms!
A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity.
But it is you, a man like me, my close friend in whom I confided.
No one has greater love than this -- that one lays down his life for his friends.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.
A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
Ointment and incense make the heart rejoice, likewise the sweetness of one's friend from sincere counsel.
You cause those who know me to keep their distance; you make me an appalling sight to them. I am trapped and cannot get free.
The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.
My kinsmen have failed me; my friends have forgotten me.
The righteous person is cautious in his friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
The Lord's loyal followers receive his guidance, and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.
You cause my friends and neighbors to keep their distance; those who know me leave me alone in the darkness.
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Now Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.
Everyone must be on his guard around his friends. He must not even trust any of his relatives. For every one of them will find some way to cheat him. And all of his friends will tell lies about him.
When Job's three friends heard about all this calamity that had happened to him, each of them came from his own country -- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They met together to come to show sympathy for him and to console him.
Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not enter your brother's house in the day of your disaster; a neighbor nearby is better than a brother far away.
just as I was in my most productive time, when God's intimate friendship was experienced in my tent,
Because of my condition, even my friends and acquaintances keep their distance; my neighbors stand far away.
Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father.
Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person -- who can find?
The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.
All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him -- he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
Indeed, it is not an enemy who insults me, or else I could bear it; it is not one who hates me who arrogantly taunts me, or else I could hide from him.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete.
Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend.
The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
For if they fall, one will help his companion up, but pity the person who falls down and has no one to help him up.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.
We would share personal thoughts with each other; in God's temple we would walk together among the crowd.
A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.
When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other, for prior to this they had been enemies.
If someone blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
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