'Friend' in the Bible
Now Abimelech had come to him from Gerar along with Ahuzzah his friend and Phicol the commander of his army.
After some time Judah's wife, the daughter of Shua, died. After Judah was consoled, he left for Timnah to visit his sheepshearers, along with his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Then Judah had his friend Hirah the Adullamite take a young goat to get back from the woman the items he had given in pledge, but Hirah could not find her.
and he said to them, "Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'Each man fasten his sword on his side, and go back and forth from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and each one kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.'"
The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, the way a person speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his servant, Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.
Suppose your own full brother, your son, your daughter, your beloved wife, or your closest friend should seduce you secretly and encourage you to go and serve other gods that neither you nor your ancestors have previously known,
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very crafty man.
So David's friend Hushai arrived in the city, just as Absalom was entering Jerusalem.
When David's friend Hushai the Arkite came to Absalom, Hushai said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
Absalom said to Hushai, "Do you call this loyalty to your friend? Why didn't you go with your 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.
Our God, you drove out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and gave it as a permanent possession to the descendants of your friend Abraham.
"To the one in despair, kindness should come from his friend even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Yes, you would gamble for the fatherless, and auction off your friend.
and he contends with God on behalf of man as a man pleads for his friend.
I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. I bowed down in sorrow as if I were mourning for my mother.
Even my close friend whom I trusted, he who shared meals with me, has turned against me.
But it is you, a man like me, my close friend in whom I confided.
I am a friend to all your loyal followers, and to those who keep your precepts.
A friend loves at all times, and a relative is born to help in adversity.
A person who has friends may be harmed by them, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts.
The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.
Ointment and incense make the heart rejoice, likewise the sweetness of one's friend from sincere counsel.
Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not enter your brother's house in the day of your disaster; a neighbor nearby is better than a brother far away.
As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend.
"You, my servant Israel, Jacob whom I have chosen, offspring of Abraham my friend,
One friend deceives another and no one tells the truth. These people have trained themselves to tell lies. They do wrong and are unable to repent.
So I, Jeremiah, tell you, "Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, 'How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?'
but you rise up as an enemy against my people. You steal a robe from a friend, from those who pass by peacefully as if returning from a war.
Do not rely on a friend; do not trust a companion! Don't even share secrets with the one who lies in your arms!
In that day,' says the Lord who rules over all, 'everyone will invite his friend to fellowship under his vine and under his fig tree.'"
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."
And the landowner replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didn't you agree with me to work for the standard wage?
And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But he had nothing to say.
Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you are here to do." Then they came and took hold of Jesus and arrested him.
When Jesus saw their faith he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.'
I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man's sheer persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
But when you are invited, go and take the least important place, so that when your host approaches he will say to you, 'Friend, move up here to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who share the meal with you.
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly when he hears the bridegroom's voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete.
After he said this, he added, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. But I am going there to awaken him."
From this point on, Pilate tried to release him. But the Jewish leaders shouted out, "If you release this man, you are no friend of Caesar! Everyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar!"
Now there were these prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen (a close friend of Herod the tetrarch from childhood) and Saul.
Also greet the church in their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my good friend Stachys.
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, laborers in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you.
From Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our dear friend and colaborer,
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Now Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever decides to be the world's friend makes himself God's enemy.
Dear friend, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.
Dear friend, you demonstrate faithfulness by whatever you do for the brothers (even though they are strangers).
Dear friend, do not imitate what is bad but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does what is bad has not seen God.
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