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60 Bible Verses about Friends

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Jeremiah 9:4

"Beware of your neighbors, and don't trust any of your relatives. For all of your relatives act deceitfully, and every friend goes around as a slanderer.

Proverbs 26:19

that's what someone is like who lies to his neighbor and then says, "I was joking, wasn't I?"

Luke 14:12

Then he told the man who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, stop inviting only your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return and you would be repaid.

Zechariah 13:6

"Someone will say to him, "What are these injuries to your hands?' "He will reply, ""what I received at my friend's house.'

Psalm 38:11

As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they?

Luke 11:8

I tell you, even though that man doesn't want to get up and give him anything because he is his friend, he will get up and give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.

Psalm 55:12

For it is not an enemy who insults me I could have handled that nor is it someone who hates me and who now arises against me I could have hidden myself from him

Job 42:7

After these words had been spoken by the LORD to Job, the LORD spoke to Eliphaz from Teman: "My anger is burning against you along with your two friends, since you haven't spoken correctly about me, as did my servant Job.

Jeremiah 9:5

People deceive their friends, and they don't tell the truth. They have taught their tongues to tell lies. They exhaust themselves practicing evil.

3 John 1:14

Instead, I hope to see you soon and speak face to face.

Job 19:19

My closest friends detest me; even the ones I love have turned against me.

Daniel 2:17

Then Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah about the king's command.

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Burial » Attended by » Attendance » Friends

Genesis 50:7

So Joseph got up and went to bury his father, accompanied by all of Pharaoh's servants, all of the elders of Egypt,

Genesis 50:9

Chariots and horsemen also accompanied Joseph, so there were a lot of people.

2 Samuel 3:31

David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

Luke 7:12

As he approached the entrance to the city, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus burst into tears. So the Jews said, "See how much he loved him!"

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

Psalm 55:12-14

For it is not an enemy who insults me I could have handled that nor is it someone who hates me and who now arises against me I could have hidden myself from him but it is you a man whom I treated as my equal my personal confidant, my close friend! We had good fellowship together; and we even walked together in the house of God!

Psalm 88:8

You caused my acquaintances to shun me; you make me extremely abhorrent to them. Restrained, I am unable to go out.

Psalm 88:18

You caused my friend and neighbor to shun me; and my acquaintances are confused. An instruction. By Ethan, the Ezrahite

Psalm 35:11-16

False witnesses stepped forward and questioned me concerning things about which I knew nothing. They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns. But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them. read more.
I paced about as for my friend or my brother, and fell down mourning as one weeps for one's mother. But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop. Malicious mockers they gnashed their teeth against me.

More verses: Psalm 55:20-21

Friends » Jesus calls his disciples by this term

John 15:14-15

You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I don't call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn't know what his master is doing. But I've called you friends, because I've made known to you everything that I've heard from my Father.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

Peter, however, followed him at a distance as far as the high priest's courtyard. He went inside and sat down with the servants to see how this would end.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

Now the betrayer personally had given them a signal, saying, "The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him." So Judas immediately went up to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi!" and kissed him tenderly.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Sometime later, Samson went to Gaza, saw a prostitute there, and went in to have sex with her. When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!" Meanwhile, Samson had sex until midnight, then at midnight he got up, grabbed the doors, the two door posts, and the bars of the city gate, and uprooted them. He put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the mountain opposite Hebron. read more.
After this incident, he loved a woman in Sorek Valley whose name was Delilah. The Philistine officials approached her and told her, "Entice him to discover where his great strength is, and how we can overpower him. We intend to tie him up and torture him. We'll each pay you 1,100 silver coins." So Delilah asked Samson, "Please tell me the secret to your great strength and how you may be tied up and tortured." Samson replied, "If I'm tied up with seven green cords that have never been dried out, then I'll become weak and just like any other human being." Then the Philistine leaders brought her seven green cords that had never been dried, and she tied him up with them. Meanwhile, some kidnappers were hiding inside an inner room, waiting for her signal. So she told him, "The Philistines are attacking you!" But he snapped the cords as one might break a burned candle wick. So his secret remained undiscovered. Some time later, Delilah told Samson, "Look here! You've been mocking me and lying to me. Now please tell me how you can be tied up." He told her, "If I'm tied up securely with new ropes that have never been used, then I'll become weak and just like any other human being." So Delilah grabbed some new ropes and tied him up. Then she told him, "The Philistines are attacking you, Samson!" because some kidnappers were hiding inside an inner room. But he snapped the ropes from his arms like thread. Later on, Delilah told Samson, "You're still mocking me and telling me lies! Tell me how to tie you up!" He answered her, "If you weave the seven locks on my head into a loom and fasten it with a peg, then I will become weak and just like any other human being." So Delilah took the seven locks on his head and wove them into the loom while he slept. She fastened his hair with a peg and then told him, "The Philistines are attacking you, Samson!" But he woke up from his nap and pulled the pin from the loom and the weaving. Some time later, she asked him, "How can you keep saying "I love you!' when your heart isn't with me? These three times you've lied to me and haven't told me where your great strength lies." She nagged him every day with this speech, pestering him until he was annoyed nearly to death. So he finally disclosed everything. He told her, "A razor has never touched my head, because I've been a Nazirite for God before I was born. If I am shaved, then my strength will abandon me and I will become weak like every human being." When Delilah realized that he had disclosed everything to her, she sent for the Philistine officials and told them, "Hurry up and come here at once, because he has told me everything." So the Philistine officials went to her and brought their money with them. So she enticed him to fall asleep on her lap, called for a man to shave off his seven locks of hair from his head, and so began to humiliate him. Then his strength abandoned him. When she cried out, "The Philistines are attacking you, Samson!" he woke from his sleep and told himself, "I'll go out like I did at other times like this and shake myself free." But he didn't know that the LORD had abandoned him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

Absalom also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, to come from his home town of Giloh while Absalom was presenting the sacrificial offerings. And so the conspiracy widened, because the common people increasingly sided with Absalom.

Friends » False friends » David was false to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

"Furthermore, you're aware of what Zeruiah's son Joab did to me and to those two commanders of the armies of Israel, Ner's son Abner and Jether's son Amasa, whom he killed, and how he shed the blood of wartime during times of peace, staining the very belt he wears around his waist and the sandals he wears on his feet. So act consistently with your wisdom, and don't let him die as a peaceful old man.

Friends » False friends » The ephraimite's wife

Judges 19:1-2

Now it happened in those days, before there was a king in Israel, that a certain male descendant of Levi, who lived in a remote part of the mountainous region of Ephraim, took a mistress for himself from Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. But his mistress was sexually unfaithful to him, and then she left him to live in her father's home in Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. She had been living there for a period of about four months

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

Genesis 40:23

Despite all of this, the senior security advisor not only didn't remember Joseph, he deliberately forgot him.

Friends » False friends » David was false to uriah

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Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » Friends

Job 42:8

So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

Never abandon your friend nor your father's friend, and don't go to your brother's house in times of trouble. A neighbor who is near is better than a brother who lives far away.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Stop being deceived: "Wicked friends lead to evil ends."

Best Friends

19;41;9

As for my best friend, the one in whom I trusted, the one who ate my bread, even he has insulted me!

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

A man with many friends can still be ruined, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

When Job's three friends heard all these tragedies that happened to him, they each traveled from their home towns to visit him. Eliphaz came from Teman, Bildad came from Shuah, and Zophar came from Naamath. They met together and went to console and comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

guarding the king and surrounding him with weapons in hand. Whoever comes within range is to be killed. Stay with the king wherever he goes, coming or going."

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

So Laban gathered all the men who lived in that place and held a wedding festival.

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

When David finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan became a close friend to David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

Losing Friends

20;19;4

Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

True Friends

20;18;24

A man with many friends can still be ruined, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.

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