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60 Bible Verses about Friends

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Jeremiah 9:4

Take heed each one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

Luke 14:12

Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

Zechariah 13:6

And they shall ask him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Matthew 5:47

And if ye embrace your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the publicans so?

Luke 11:8

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

Psalm 55:12

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it, neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

Job 42:7

And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz, the Temanite, My wrath has been kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken by me in uprightness, as my slave Job has.

Jeremiah 9:5

And they will deceive each one his neighbour and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

3 John 1:14

For I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

Job 19:19

All my intimate friends abhorred me; and those 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

Then Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the slaves of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

Genesis 50:9

And both chariots and horsemen went up with him, and it was a very great company.

2 Samuel 3:31

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

Luke 7:12

Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and many people from the city were with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, Behold how he loved him!

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

Psalm 55:12-14

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it, neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, who in my estimation was, my lord, and of my own family. We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of God in company.

Psalm 88:8

Thou hast put away mine acquaintances far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them; I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Psalm 35:11-16

False witnesses rose up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good until my soul was alone. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom. read more.
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother. But in my adversity they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; yea, the smiters gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they tore me apart and did not cease: With immature hypocritical mockers, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

More verses: Psalm 55:20-21

Friends » Jesus calls his disciples by this term

John 15:14-15

Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you. From now on I do not call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his lord does; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

But Peter followed him afar off unto the patio of the high priest and went in and sat with the servants to see the end.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

Now he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, Receive joy, master; and kissed him.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Then Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there and went in unto her. And it was told unto those of Gaza, Samson is come here. And they compassed him in and laid in wait for him all night in the gate of the city and were quiet all that night, saying, In the morning when it is light, we shall kill him. And Samson slept until midnight and arose at midnight and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron. read more.
And it came to pass afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And the cardinals of the Philistines came up unto her and said unto her, Entice him and see what gives him his great strength and by what means we may overcome him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and each one of us will give thee eleven hundred pieces of silver. And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, what gives thee thy great strength and how might thou be bound to afflict thee. And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green wicker strands that were never dried, then I shall become weak and be as any other man. Then the cardinals of the Philistines brought up to her seven green wicker strands which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. Now there were men lying in wait in a chamber of her house. And she said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he broke the wicker strands as a thread of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known. Then Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me and told me lies; now tell me, I pray thee, how thou might be bound. And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then I shall become weak and be as any other man. Delilah therefore took new ropes and bound him with them and said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And there were men lying in wait abiding in a chamber. But he broke them from off his arms like a thread. And Delilah said unto Samson, Until now thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. Tell me, therefore, now, how thou might be bound. Then he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the cloth. And she fastened it with the stake and said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep and went away with the stake of the loom and with the cloth. And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thy heart is not with me? Thou hast mocked me these three times and hast not yet told me what gives thee thy great strength. And it came to pass that, pressing and grinding him daily with her words, his soul was reduced unto mortal anguish. Therefore, he told her all his heart and said unto her, A razor has never come upon my head, for I am a Nazarite of God from my mother's womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man. And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the cardinals of the Philistines, saying, Come up this time, for he has showed me all his heart. Then the cardinals of the Philistines came up unto her and brought the money in their hand. And she caused him to sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep and said, This time I will go out like before and escape; not knowing that the LORD had departed from him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

Absalom also sent for Ahithophel, the Gilonite, of David's counsel, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Friends » False friends » David was false to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

Moreover thou knowest also what Joab, the son of Zeruiah, did to me and what he did to the two captains of the host of Israel, unto Abner, the son of Ner and unto Amasa, the son of Jether, whom he slew, shedding the blood of war in peace and putting the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins and in his shoes that were on his feet. Do, therefore, according to thy wisdom and let not 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, there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of Mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem of Judah. And his concubine committed adultery against him and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehem of Judah and was there four whole months.

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Friends » False friends » David was false to uriah

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Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » Friends

Job 42:8

Therefore, take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my slave Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my slave Job shall pray for you; for only because I will accept him, I shall not deal with you according to your folly, in that ye have not spoken by me in uprightness, like my slave Job.

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

Do not forsake thine own friend and thy father's friend, neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity, for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Be not deceived: evil companions corrupt good character.

Best Friends

19;41;9

Even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

The man that has friends must show himself to be a friend, and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

Now three friends of Job, Eliphaz, the Temanite, Bildad, the Shuhite, and Zophar, the Naamathite, when they heard of all this evil that had come upon him, each one came from his own place; for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren and kinsfolk and friends, and some of you they shall cause to be put to death.

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

And ye shall compass the king round about, each man with his weapons in his hand; and he that comes within these orders shall be slain. Ye must be with the king as he goes out and as he comes in.

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

So Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a banquet.

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

And it came to pass when he had finished speaking unto 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 makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

True Friends

20;18;24

The man that has friends must show himself to be a friend, and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.