Most Relevant Verses
The [consistently] righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.
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.
And anyone and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for My name's sake will receive many [even a hundred] times more and will inherit eternal life.
Whoever finds his [ lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].
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, My friends, do not dread and be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more that they can do.
And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
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.
Or what woman, having ten [silver] drachmas [each one equal to a day's wages], if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and look carefully and diligently until she finds it?
A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle.
[My] brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another [person] brings him back [to God],
He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.
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.
Just so it is not the will of My Father Who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost and perish.
And He said to them, I say to you truly, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God
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.
Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.
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.
Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
While I was with them, I kept and preserved them in Your Name [ in the knowledge and worship of You]. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition [Judas Iscariot -- "the one who is now doomed to destruction, destined to be lost], that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Let me warn you therefore, beloved, that knowing these things beforehand, you should be on your guard, lest you be carried away by the error of lawless and wicked [persons and] fall from your own [present] firm condition [your own steadfastness of mind].
But He answered them, My mother and My brothers are those who listen to the Word of God and do it!
But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?
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.
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, for they had made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to comfort him.
Jesus said, Truly I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for My sake and for the Gospel's
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth or a foot out of joint.
That is, that we may be mutually strengthened and encouraged and comforted by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
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.
Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [ in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave].
- 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