Most Relevant Verses
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.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of a friend's counsel that comes from the heart.
Make no friendships with a man given to anger, and with a wrathful man do not associate,
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.
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].
The [consistently] righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.
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.
No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
Trust not in a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom.
Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden.
My son, [reverently] fear the Lord and the king, and do not associate with those who are given to change [of allegiance, and are revolutionary],
All the brothers of a poor man detest him -- "how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
You will be delivered up and betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and [some] of you they will put to death.
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 this now [at once and earnestly], my son, and deliver yourself when you have put yourself into the power of your neighbor; go, bestir and humble yourself, and beg your neighbor [to pay his debt and thereby release you].
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.
And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
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.
For the perverse are an abomination [extremely disgusting and detestable] to the Lord; but His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him).
A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Even my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted (relied on and was confident), who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
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.
- Abandoning Friends
- Bad Counsel
- Bad Friends
- Bad Influence
- Being A Friend
- Best Friends
- Best friend
- Choosing Friends
- Communication In Marriage
- Fake Friends
- Family And Friends
- Family Love
- Family Problems
- Friends Failing
- Friendship And Love
- Friendship And Trust
- God's Things Revealed
- Good Friends
- Hurt And Betrayal
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Losing A Friend
- Losing Friends