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Proverbs 25:17

Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee.

Luke 14:12

And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.

Zechariah 13:6

And one shall say unto him, What are those wounds in thy hands? And he will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Matthew 5:47

And if ye should salute your brethren only, what do ye extraordinary? Do not also the Gentiles the same?

Luke 11:8

I say to you, Although he will not get up and give them to him because he is his friend, because of his shamelessness, at any rate, he will rise and give him as many as he wants.

Psalm 55:12

For it is not an enemy that hath reproached me then could I have borne it; neither is it he that hateth me that hath magnified himself against me then would I have hidden myself from him;

Job 42:7

And it came to pass after Jehovah had spoken these words to Job, that Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, Mine anger is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken rightly of me, like my servant Job.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they act deceitfully every one with his neighbour, and speak not the truth: they teach their tongue to speak falsehood, they weary themselves with perverse dealing.

3 John 1:14

but I hope soon to see thee, and we will speak mouth to mouth. Peace be to thee. The friends greet thee. Greet the friends by name.

Job 19:19

All my intimate friends abhor me, and they whom I loved are turned against me.

Daniel 2:17

Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions;

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Burial » Attended by » Attendance » Friends

Genesis 50:7

And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the bondmen of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

Genesis 50:9

And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and the camp was very great.

2 Samuel 3:31

And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your garments, and gird yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.

Luke 7:12

And as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a very considerable crowd of the city was with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus wept. The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved him!

Friends » False friends » David's friends were false to david

Psalm 55:12-14

For it is not an enemy that hath reproached me then could I have borne it; neither is it he that hateth me that hath magnified himself against me then would I have hidden myself from him; But it was thou, a man mine equal, mine intimate, my familiar friend. ... We who held sweet intercourse together. To the house of God we walked amid the throng.

Psalm 88:8

Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Psalm 35:11-16

Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not. They reward me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom: read more.
I behaved myself as though he had been a friend, a brother to me; I bowed down in sadness, as one that mourneth for a mother. But at my halting they rejoiced, and gathered together: the slanderers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: With profane jesters for bread, they have gnashed their teeth against me.

More verses: Psalm 55:20-21

Friends » Jesus calls his disciples by this term

John 15:14-15

Ye are my friends if ye practise whatever I command you. I call you no longer bondmen, for the bondman does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things which I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

And Peter followed him at a distance, even to the palace of the high priest, and entering in sat with the officers to see the end.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him. And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Samson went to Gaza, and there he saw a harlot, and he went in to her. The Gazites were told, "Samson has come here," and they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, "Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him." But Samson lay till midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and pulled them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that is before Hebron. read more.
After this he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Deli'lah. And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to subdue him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver." And Deli'lah said to Samson, "Please tell me wherein your great strength lies, and how you might be bound, that one could subdue you." And Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh bowstrings which have not been dried, then I shall become weak, and be like any other man." Then the lords of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. Now she had men lying in wait in an inner chamber. And she said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he snapped the bowstrings, as a string of tow snaps when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known. And Deli'lah said to Samson, "Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies; please tell me how you might be bound." And he said to her, "If they bind me with new ropes that have not been used, then I shall become weak, and be like any other man." So Deli'lah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And the men lying in wait were in an inner chamber. But he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread. And Deli'lah said to Samson, "Until now you have mocked me, and told me lies; tell me how you might be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web and make it tight with the pin, then I shall become weak, and be like any other man." So while he slept, Deli'lah took the seven locks of his head and wove them into the web. And she made them tight with the pin, and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep, and pulled away the pin, the loom, and the web. And she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me wherein your great strength lies." And when she pressed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death. And he told her all his mind, and said to her, "A razor has never come upon my head; for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I be shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man." When Deli'lah saw that he had told her all his mind, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up this once, for he has told me all his mind." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and brought the money in their hands. She made him sleep upon her knees; and she called a man, and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him. And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep, and said, "I will go out as at other times, and shake myself free." And he did not know that the LORD had left him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, from Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. And the conspiracy gathered strength; and the people increased continually with Absalom.

Friends » False friends » David was false to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

And thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and upon his sandals that were on his feet. And thou shalt do according to thy wisdom, and not let his hoar head go down to Sheol in peace.

Friends » False friends » The ephraimite's wife

Judges 19:1-2

In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of E'phraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. And his concubine became angry with him, and she went away from him to her father's house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

Friends » False friends » Instances of » Pharaoh's butler was false to joseph

Genesis 40:23

But the chief of the cup-bearers did not remember Joseph, and forgot him.

Friends » False friends » David was false to uriah

Friendship » Friends

Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » Friends

Job 42:8

And now, take for yourselves seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, for ye have not spoken of me rightly, like my servant Job.

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Best Friends

19;41;9

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

A man of many friends will come to ruin but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

And three friends of Job heard of all this evil that was come upon him. And they came each one from his place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

But ye will be delivered up even by parents and brethren and relations and friends, and they shall put to death some from among you,

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

And ye shall encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that comes within the ranks shall be put to death; and ye shall be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in.

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

And it came to pass, when he had ended speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Losing Friends

20;19;4

Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.

True Friends

20;17;17

The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.