46 Bible Verses about Losing Friends
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Wealth adds many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.
So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking?”
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,
But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.
At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
You have removed lover and friend far from me;
My acquaintances are in darkness.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;
If you are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God.
“Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city,
And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, power is mine.
I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.’
So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Many will seek the favor of a generous man,
And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
“Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one 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 comfort him.
Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot
Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
My heart throbs, my strength fails me;
And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.
The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant.
When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’
Then they sat down on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights with no one speaking a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
- Losing (8 instances)
- Bad Counsel
- Bad Friends
- Bad Influence
- Being A Friend
- Being Lost
- Best Friends
- Encouraging One Another
- Encouraging Others
- Fake Friends
- Family And Friends
- Finding Things
- Friends Failing
- Friendship And Love
- Friendship And Trust
- Friendship Kjv
- God's Things Revealed
- Good Friends
- Hurt And Betrayal
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Losing A Friend
- Losing Someone