'Friend' in the Bible
The Lord said, “Shall I keep secret from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do,
And Abimelech hath gone unto him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol head of his host;
Now at that time, Judah went away from his brothers and became the friend of a man of Adullam named Hirah.
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
But the Lord was with Joseph, and was good to him, and made the keeper of the prison his friend.
If you come across the ox or the ass of one who is no friend to you wandering from its way, you are to take it back to him
He told them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘Every man fasten his sword to his side; go back and forth through the camp from entrance to entrance, and each of you kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.’”
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
If you make a sale, moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend’s hand, you shall not wrong one another.
Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
This is the way to conduct remission: every creditor must cancel the loan that his friend borrowed, and he must not pressure his friend or brother to repay it, because remission to the LORD will be proclaimed.
"Now this is the situation for any killer who flees there to live: suppose he strikes his friend unwittingly, not having hated him previously.
For instance, he may have accompanied his friend to go to a forest to cut trees. Then he swung his axe to cut some wood, but the ax head flew off the handle and hit his friend, so that he died. The killer may flee to one of these cities to live.
Since hile the distance may be great, the angry avenger may overtake the killer he is pursuing and kill him, in which case there will be no justice in his death, because he did not hate his friend previously.
When Gideon arrived, there was a man telling his friend about a dream. He said, “Listen, I had a dream: a loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp, struck a tent, and it fell. The loaf turned the tent upside down so that it collapsed.”
His friend answered: “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has handed the entire Midianite camp over to him.”
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
And her father said, It seemed to me that you had only hate for her; so I gave her to your friend: but is not her younger sister fairer than she? so please take her in place of the other.
Then the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they said, Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his friend. So the Philistines came up and had her and her father's house burned.
Meanwhile, Boaz approached the city gate and sat down there. Just then, the very same related redeemer whom Boaz had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, "Come over and sit down here, my friend!" So the man came over and sat down.
Then Saul and all the troops who were with him were assembled on command and came up to the battle, and look! Each [Philistine's] sword [was] against his friend; [and there was] a very great confusion.
When David finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan became a close friend to David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.
I grieve for you, Jonathan, my brother.You were such a friend to me.Your love for me was more wonderfulthan the love of women.
And David said, Is there still anyone of Saul's family living, so that I may be a friend to him, because of Jonathan?
And the king said, Is there anyone of Saul's family still living, to whom I may be a friend in God's name? And Ziba said, There is a son of Jonathan, whose feet are damaged.
And David said, I will be a friend to Hanun, the son of Nahash, as his father was a friend to me. So David sent his servants, to give him words of comfort on account of his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.
So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save the king, God save the king.
And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's friend:
King Hiram of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he learned that Solomon had been anointed king to replace his father, because Hiram had been David's lifelong friend.
Hiram asked, "Why did you give me these cities, my friend?" He called that area the region of Cabul, a name which it has retained to this day.
And David said, I will be a friend to Hanun, the son of Nahash, because his father was a friend to me. So David sent men to him, to give him words of comfort on account of his father. And the servants of David came to Hanun, to the land of the children of Ammon, offering him comfort.
Ahithophel was the king’s counselor. Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who had been placed over the rooms of the house of our God, being a friend of Tobiah,
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
A laughter to his friend I am: 'He calleth to God, and He answereth him,' A laughter is the perfect righteous one.
I wish that someone might arbitratebetween a man and Godjust as a man pleads for his friend.
As for him who is false to his friend for a reward, light will be cut off from the eyes of his children.
As a group, deep darkness is their morning time; fear that lives in darkness is their friend."
I've become a brother to jackals, and a friend to ostriches.
For he has said, “A man gains nothingwhen he becomes God’s friend.”
He sheweth by it to his friend substance, Anger against perversity.
If I have rewarded evil to my friend,Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
who does not slander with his tongue,who does not harm his friendor discredit his neighbor,
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
But it is you, a man who is my peer,my companion and good friend!
Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
I will destroy the one who secretly slanders a friend. I will not allow the proud and haughty to prevail.
I am a friend to all who fear You,to those who keep Your precepts.
Looking to my right side, I saw no man who was my friend: I had no safe place; no one had any care for my soul.
That forsaketh the friend of her youth, And forgetteth the covenant of her God:
Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
for the devious are detestable to the Lord,but He is a friend to the upright.
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”And call understanding your intimate friend;
I, wisdom, have made wise behaviour my near relation; I am seen to be the special friend of wise purposes.
With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Wealth attracts many friends,but a poor man is separated from his friend.
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
He who keeps secret the secret of his friend, will get himself a name for good faith.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth.
I saw that all labor and all skillful work is due to a man’s jealousy of his friend. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
If they stumble, the first will lift up his friend but woe to anyone who is alone when he falls and there is no one to help him get up.
To my joyous one in chariots of Pharaoh, I have compared thee, my friend,
Lo, thou art fair, my friend, Lo, thou art fair, thine eyes are doves!
My beloved hath answered and said to me, 'Rise up, my friend, my fair one, and come away,
The fig-tree hath ripened her green figs, And the sweet-smelling vines have given forth fragrance, Rise, come, my friend, my fair one, yea, come away.
Lo, thou art fair, my friend, lo, thou art fair, Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil, Thy hair as a row of the goats That have shone from mount Gilead,
Thou art all fair, my friend, And a blemish there is not in thee. Come from Lebanon, O spouse,
I am sleeping, but my heart waketh: The sound of my beloved knocking! 'Open to me, my sister, my friend, My dove, my perfect one, For my head is filled with dew, My locks with drops of the night.'
His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Fair art thou, my friend, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Awe-inspiring as bannered hosts.
And they have been troubled, Pains and pangs they take, As a travailing woman they are pained, A man at his friend they marvel, The appearance of flames -- their faces!
I will provoke Egypt against Egypt;each will fight against his brotherand each against his friend,city against city, kingdom against kingdom.
Because you have said, We have made death our friend, and with the underworld we have made an agreement; when the overflowing waters come through they will not come near us; for we are looking to false words for help, taking cover in what is untrue:
But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
Have you not just called out to me, "My father, you are the friend of my youth
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