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60 Bible Verses about Friends

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Jeremiah 9:4

"Let everyone be on your guard against his neighbor, and you must not trust in any brother, for everyone surely betrays, and every neighbor goes about [with] slander.

Proverbs 25:17

Make your foot scarce in the house of your neighbor, lest he become weary of you and hate you.

Luke 14:12

And he also said to the one who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or wealthy neighbors, lest they also invite you [in return], and repayment come to you.

Zechariah 13:6

And someone shall say to him, "What [are] these wounds {between your arms}?" and he will say, "Those I have received [in] the house of [the ones who] love me." '"

Proverbs 16:7

When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make peace with him.

Matthew 5:47

And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing that is remarkable? Do not the Gentiles also do the same?

Luke 11:8

I tell you, even if he does not give him [anything] [after he] gets up because [he] is his friend, at any rate because of his impudence he will get up [and] give him whatever he needs.

Psalm 55:12

For [it is] not an enemy [that] taunts me, or I could bear [it]. [It is not] one who hates me [that] magnifies himself over me, or I could hide myself from him.

Job 42:7

{And then} after Yahweh spoke these words to Job, Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "{My wrath has been kindled} against you and against [the] two of your friends, for you have not spoken to me what is right as my servant Job [has].

Jeremiah 9:5

And everyone deceives his neighbor, and they do not speak [the] truth, they have taught their tongues to speak lies, they are tired [from] going astray.

3 John 1:14

But I hope to see you right away, and to speak {face to face}.

Job 19:19

All {my intimate friends} abhor me, and these [whom] I have loved have turned against me.

Daniel 2:17

Then Daniel went to his home, and he made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, his companions,

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Burial » Attended by » Attendance » Friends

Genesis 50:7

So Joseph went up to bury his father. And all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, went up with him,

Genesis 50:9

And there also went up with him chariots and horsemen. The company [was] very great.

2 Samuel 3:31

David said to Joab and to all the people who [were] with him, "Tear your clothing and put on sackcloth and mourn before Abner." Now King David [was] following after the bier.

Luke 7:12

And as he approached the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, his mother's only son, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus wept. So the Jews were saying, "See 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] taunts me, or I could bear [it]. [It is not] one who hates me [that] magnifies himself over me, or I could hide myself from him. But [it is] you, a man my equal, my friend and confidant. [We] who would take sweet counsel together; in the house of God we would walk with [the] throng.

Psalm 88:8

You have removed my acquaintances far from me. You have made me detestable to them. [I am] confined and cannot go out.

Psalm 35:11-16

Violent witnesses rise up; they ask me [concerning] what I do not know. They repay me evil in place of good. [It is] bereavement to my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth. I weakened my soul with fasting, and my prayer {returned to me unanswered}. read more.
I {behaved} as [though he were] a friend [or] as a brother to me. As one lamenting a mother, I was bowed down [in] mourning. But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together; smiters whom I did not know gathered against me. They tore and did not cease. Among [the] ungodly of the mockers at feasts, [they] gnashed at me with their teeth.

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. No longer do I call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything that I have heard from my Father I have revealed to you.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

But Peter was following him from a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And he went inside [and] was sitting with the officers to see the outcome.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

Now the one who was betraying him had given them a sign, saying, "[The one] whom I kiss--he is [the one]. Arrest him!" And he came up to Jesus immediately [and] said, "Greetings, Rabbi," and kissed him.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Samson went down to Gaza; there he saw a prostitute and {had sex with her}. The Gazites [were told], "Samson has come here," so they surrounded [the place] and lay in ambush for him all night at the city gate. They kept silent all night, saying, "[We will wait] until the morning light, and then we will kill him." But Samson lay until the middle of the night; he got up in the middle of the night and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two door posts, tore them loose with the bar, put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the hill that is {in front of} Hebron. read more.
After this he fell in love [with] a woman in the wadi of Sorek, and her name [was] Delilah. And the rulers of [the] Philistines came up to her and said, "Entice him and find out what makes his strength so great, and how we can overpower him, so that we may bind him up in order to subdue him; each of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver. So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me what makes your strength so great, and with what can you be tied up to subdue you?" Samson said to her, "If you tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that are not dried up, I will become weak like everyone else." So the rulers of [the] Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings that were not dried up, and she tied him up with them. The ambush [was] sitting [in wait] for her in an inner room. And she said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you Samson!" And he snapped the bowstrings just as flax fiber snaps when it comes close to fire. And [the secret of] his strength remained unknown. Delilah said to Samson, "Look, you have mocked me and told me lies. Please tell me how you can be bound." He said to her, "If they tie me tightly with new ropes that have not been used, I will become weak and be like everyone else." So Delilah took new ropes and tied him up with them, and she said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you, Samson!" (The ambush [was] sitting in an inner room.) But he snapped them from his arms like thread. And Delilah said to Samson, "Until now you have mocked me and told lies to me. Tell me how you can be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave seven locks of my head with warp-threads." She fastened [it] with the pin and said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you, Samson!" And Samson woke up from his sleep and tore loose the loom pin of the web and the warp-threads. 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 how your strength is [so] great." And because she nagged him day after day with her words, and pestered him, {his soul grew impatient to the point of death}. So {he confided everything to her}, and he said to her, "A razor {has never touched} my head, for I [am] a {Nazirite of God} {from birth}. If I am shaved my strength will leave me, and I will become weak, like everyone else. Delilah realized that {he had confided in her}, so she sent and called the rulers of [the] Philistines, saying, "Come up one more time, for {he has confided in me}." And the rulers of [the] Philistines came up, and they brought the money {with them}. And she put him to sleep on her lap; then she called the men and shaved off seven locks of his head. Then she began to subdue him, and his strength went away from him. And she said to him, "[The] Philistines [are] upon you, Samson!" And he woke up from his sleep and said, "I will go out just like every other time and shake myself free," but he did not know that Yahweh had left him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, the advisor of David, from his city Giloh, while he offered the sacrifices. The conspiracy {grew in strength}, and the people [were] going and {increasing} with Absalom.

Friends » False friends » David was false to joab

1 Kings 2:5-6

"Moreover, you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me when he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner son of Ner and to Amasa son of Jether, and he murdered them and put the blood of war in [a time of] peace. He put the blood of war on the leather belt that was on his waist and on the sandals which were on his feet. You must act according to your wisdom, but you must not let his gray hair go down to Sheol in peace.

Friends » False friends » The ephraimite's wife

Judges 19:1-2

In those days there was no king in Israel; there was a man, a Levite, who dwelled as a foreigner in the remote areas of the hill country of Ephraim. And he took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. But his concubine felt repugnance toward him, and she left him and went to her father's house, to Bethlehem in Judah; she was there some four months.

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

Friends » False friends » David was false to uriah

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Job 42:8

{So then}, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job will pray for you, for {I will certainly accept his prayer}, so that it will not be done with you [according to your] folly, for you have not spoken to me what is right as my servant Job [has]."

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

As for your friend and a friend of your father, do not forsake [them], and the house of your brother, do not enter on the day of your calamity. Better is a close neighbor than a distant brother.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Do not be deceived! "Bad company corrupts good morals."

Best Friends

19;41;9

Even {my close friend}, whom I trusted, [who] ate my bread, has lifted [his] heel against me.

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

A man of [many] friends will come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

Thus Job's three friends heard of this calamity that had come upon him. So each set out from his [own] place: Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite. And they met together to come to console him and to comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor will be left by his friends.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

And you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put to death [some] of you.

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor will be left by his friends.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

You must surround the king all about, each with his weapon in his hand; whoever comes to the ranks must be killed. Be with the king {wherever he goes}."

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

So Laban gathered all the men of the place and prepared a feast.

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

{When} he finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan became attached to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his [own] soul.

Losing Friends

20;19;4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor will be left by his friends.

True Friends

20;17;17

The friend loves at all times, but a brother is born for adversity.