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60 Bible Verses about Friends

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Jeremiah 9:4

Take heed everyone of his neighbor, and don't trust in any brother; for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will go about with slanders.

Proverbs 25:17

Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you.

Luke 14:12

He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.

Zechariah 13:6

One will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

Matthew 5:47

If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

Luke 11:8

I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.

Psalm 55:12

For it was not an enemy who insulted me, then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, then I would have hidden myself from him.

Proverbs 11:9

With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but the righteous will be delivered through knowledge.

Job 42:7

It was so, that after Yahweh had spoken these words to Job, Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

Jeremiah 9:5

They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.

3 John 1:14

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

Job 19:19

All my familiar friends abhor me. They whom I loved have 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

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

Genesis 50:9

There went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company.

2 Samuel 3:31

David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear your clothes, and clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. King David followed the bier.

Luke 7:12

Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Friends

John 11:35-36

Jesus wept. The Jews therefore said, "See how much affection he had for him!"

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

Psalm 55:12-14

For it was not an enemy who insulted me, then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, then I would have hidden myself from him. But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend. We took sweet fellowship together. We walked in God's house with company.

Psalm 88:8

You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.

Psalm 88:18

You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness. A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.

Psalm 35:11-16

Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about. They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom. read more.
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother. But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease. Like the profane mockers in feasts, they gnashed their teeth at 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 whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Friends » False friends » Jesus' disciples ran away

Matthew 26:58

But Peter followed him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end.

Friends » False friends » Judas iscariot

Matthew 26:48-49

Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, "Whoever I kiss, he is the one. Seize him." Immediately he came to Jesus, and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed him.

Friends » False friends » Delilah was false to samson

Judges 16:1-20

Samson went to Gaza, and saw there a prostitute, and went in to her. [It was told] the Gazites, saying, "Samson is here!" They surrounded him, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, [Let be] until morning light, then we will kill him. Samson lay until midnight, and arose at midnight, and laid hold of the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and plucked them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron. read more.
It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred [pieces] of silver." Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength lies, and what you might be bound to afflict you." Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man." Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green cords which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. Now she had an ambush waiting in the inner room. She said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He broke the cords, as a string of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So his strength was not known. Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies: now please tell me with which you might be bound." He said to her, "If they only bind me with new ropes with which no work has been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man." So Delilah took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" The ambush was waiting in the inner room. He broke them off his arms like a thread. Delilah said to Samson, "Until now, you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me with what you might be bound." He said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web." She fastened it with the pin, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He awakened out of his sleep, and plucked away the pin of the beam, and the web. 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 have not told me where your great strength lies." It happened, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was troubled to death. He told her all his heart, and said to her, "No razor has ever come on my head; for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I will become weak, and be like any other man." When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up this once, for he has told me all his heart." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and brought the money in their hand. She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. She said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" He awoke out of his sleep, and said, "I will go out as at other times, and shake myself free." But he didn't know that Yahweh had departed from him.

Friends » False friends » Ahithophel was false to david

2 Samuel 15:12

Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. 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 you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, even what he did to the two captains of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his sash that was about his waist, and in his shoes that were on his feet. Do therefore according to your wisdom, and don't let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.

Friends » False friends » The ephraimite's wife

Judges 19:1-2

It happened in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite living on the farther side of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem Judah. His concubine played the prostitute against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there the space of 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

Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls 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 I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has."

Topics on Friends

Abandoning Friends

20;27;10

Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.

Bad Friends

46;15;33

Don't be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."

Best Friends

19;41;9

Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.

Choosing Friends

20;18;24

A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Comfort, Of Friends

18;2;11

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.

Fake Friends

20;19;4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

Family And Friends

42;21;16

You will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will cause some of you to be put to death.

Friends Failing

20;19;4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

Friends Surrounding

12;11;8

You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. Be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in."

Gathering Friends

1;29;22

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

Good Friends

9;18;1-3

It happened, when he had made an end of 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 adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

True Friends

20;17;17

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.