Friendship And Love
Most Relevant Verses
No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].
You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.
Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.
The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.
I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of a friend's counsel that comes from the heart.
And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend.
Trust not in a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
The [consistently] righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.
Not only so, but we also rejoice and exultingly glory in God [in His love and perfection] through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have now received and enjoy [our] reconciliation.
Then said the Lord to me, Go again, love [the same] woman [Gomer] who is beloved of a paramour and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins [used in the sacrificial feasts in idol worship].
Your own friend and your father's friend, forsake them not; neither go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near [in spirit] than a brother who is far off [in heart].
Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
Let everyone beware of his neighbor and put no trust in any brother. For every brother is an utter and complete supplanter (one who takes by the heel and trips up, a deceiver, a Jacob), and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
For I have derived great joy and comfort and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints [who are your fellow Christians] have been cheered and refreshed through you, [my] brother.
Finally, brethren, farewell (rejoice)! Be strengthened (perfected, completed, made what you ought to be); be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.
I tell you, although he will not get up and supply him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his shameless persistence and insistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Salute one another with a kiss of love [the symbol of mutual affection]. To all of you that are in Christ Jesus (the Messiah), may there be peace ( every kind of peace and blessing, especially peace with God, and freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts). Amen (so be it).
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am sick from love [simply sick to be with him].
That is, that we may be mutually strengthened and encouraged and comforted by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
- Abandoning Friends
- Agape Love
- Bad Counsel
- Bad Friends
- Bad Influence
- Being A Friend
- Being In Love
- Being Loved
- Best Friends
- Best friend
- Brotherly Love
- Brothers Love
- Choosing Friends
- Communication In Marriage
- Encouraging One Another
- Encouraging Others
- Fake Friends
- Family And Friends
- Family Love
- Family Problems
- Fathers Love
- Finding Love
- Friends Failing
- Friendship And Trust
- Friendship Kjv
- God's Love For Us
- God's Things Revealed
- Good Friends
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Losing A Friend
- Losing Friends
- Love And Family
- Love And Relationships
- Love Between Relatives