'Friendly' in the Bible
Jacob saw the attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.
and said to them, "I see your father's attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me.
"These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them.
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
But if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you, and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them,
Gideon built an altar for the Lord there, and named it "The Lord is on friendly terms with me." To this day it is still there in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
And the whole congregation sent word to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon and invited them to be friendly with them.
Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.
They came from nations about which the Lord had warned the Israelites, "You must not establish friendly relations with them! If you do, they will surely shift your allegiance to their gods." But Solomon was irresistibly attracted to them.
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors, while malice is in their hearts.
For they do not speak in friendly ways, but contrive deceitful schemes against those who live peacefully in the land.
When someone comes to visit, he pretends to be friendly; he thinks of ways to defame me, and when he leaves he slanders me.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive counsel (friendly reproof and warning) -- "
Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.
Indeed, even your brothers and your father's family conspire against you. Even they cry out after you loudly. Don't believe them, even though they speak friendly words to you.
Now the people of Tyre and Sidon had incurred Herod's violent displeasure. So they sent a large deputation to wait on him; and having secured the good will of Blastus, his treasurer, they begged the king to be friendly with them again, because their country was dependent on his for its food supply.
A few of the public officials, too, who were friendly to him, sent repeated messages entreating him not to venture into the Theatre.
After exchanging friendly greetings, Paul told in detail all that God had done among the Gentiles through his instrumentality.
Now in the country surrounding that place were the lands belonging to the chief man of the island, by name Publius, who received us and gave us hospitality three days in a very friendly way.
Habitually therefore give one another a friendly reception, just as Christ also has received you, and thus promote the glory of God.
when people lie about us, we answer in a friendly manner. We are the world's dirt and scum, even now.
If anyone does not love the Lord [does not have a friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him], he shall be accursed! Our Lord will come! (Maranatha!)
Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood -- "being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.
You unfaithful women, do you not know that friendship with the world means enmity to God? Therefore whoever is bent on being friendly with the world makes himself an enemy to God.
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