46 Bible Verses about Fake Friends
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Wealth adds many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
“Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor,
And do not trust any brother;
Because every brother deals craftily,
And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking?”
“But you smear with lies;
You are all worthless physicians.
I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren;
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
Do not trust in a neighbor;
Do not have confidence in a friend.
From her who lies in your bosom
Guard your lips.
“You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.
“Come,” they say, “let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink;
And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.”
Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.Yes, and I will rejoice,
At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot
Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will not escape.
Then as for the prophet or the priest or the people who say, ‘The oracle of the Lord,’ I will bring punishment upon that man and his household.
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.
Your silver has become dross,
Your drink diluted with water.
Your prophets have seen for you
False and foolish visions;
And they have not exposed your iniquity
So as to restore you from captivity,
But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.
And if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you have spoken falsely in the name of the Lord’; and his father and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies.
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips,
And he who spreads slander is a fool.
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.”
The head is the elder and honorable man,
And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, “They have no wine.”
“This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand.
Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.
So the Lord cuts off head and tail from Israel,
Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.
and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’
“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
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