'Friend' in the Bible
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.
After many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite.
Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
Yahweh spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart out of the Tent.
If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;
But Samson's wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. Behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, "Come over here, friend, and sit down!" He turned aside, and sat down.
But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man.
So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
It happened, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, had come to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your kindness to your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?"
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, [and] the king's friend;
Ahithophel was the king's counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend:
Didn't you, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever?
"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.
You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness. A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.
I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts.
who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.
Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.
His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem. Friends
"But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend,
Therefore thus says Yahweh, "Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people. The fathers and the sons together shall stumble against them. The neighbor and his friend shall perish."
I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters; and they shall eat everyone the flesh of his friend, in the siege and in the distress, with which their enemies, and those who seek their life, shall distress them.
Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth!
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children."
"But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn't you agree with me for a denarius?
and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless.
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,'
I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.
But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This, my joy, therefore is made full.
He said these things, and after that, he said to them, "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake him out of sleep."
At this, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you release this man, you aren't Caesar's friend! Everyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!"
Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food.
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
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