'Friends' in the Bible
I have become an object of reproach to all my enemies, especially to my neighbors. I have become an object of fear to my friends, and whoever sees me outside runs away from me.
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
When you see a thief, you make friends with him, and you associate with adulterers.
For it was not my hater who said evil of me; that would have been no grief to me; it was not one outside the number of my friends who made himself strong against me, or I would have kept myself from him in a secret place;
Each of my friends raises his hand against his allies; each of my friends breaks his word.
Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land.
May their dining table become a trap before them! May it be a snare for that group of friends!
O Lord, God of my salvation, I have been crying to you for help by day and by night:
You have distanced my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them. I am shut in and cannot go out.
Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.
Let his children be wanderers, looking to others for their food; let them be sent away from the company of their friends.
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