'Friends' in the Bible
She also said to her father, “Let me do this one thing: Let me wander two months through the mountains with my friends and mourn my virginity.”
“Go,” he said. And he sent her away two months. So she left with her friends and mourned her virginity as she wandered through the mountains.
When David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the plunder to his friends, the elders of Judah, saying, “Here is a gift for you from the plunder of the Lord’s enemies.”
Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth’s accusation. “Am I a dog’s head who belongs to Judah?” he asked. “All this time I’ve been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven’t handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!
Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that he had been anointed king in his father’s place, for Hiram had always been friends with David.
When he became king, as soon as he was seated on his throne, Zimri struck down the entire house of Baasha. He did not leave a single male, including his kinsmen and his friends.
So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel—all his great men, close friends, and priests—leaving him no survivors.
Yet Haman controlled himself and went home. He sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh to join him.
His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows 75 feet high. Ask the king in the morning to hang Mordecai on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows constructed.
Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened. His advisers and his wife Zeresh said to him, “Since Mordecai is Jewish, and you have begun to fall before him, you won’t overcome him, because your downfall is certain.”
Now when Job’s three friends—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite—heard about all this adversity that had happened to him, each of them came from his home. They met together to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends,even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.
I am a laughingstock to my friends,by calling on God, who answers me.The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.
If a man informs on his friends for a price,the eyes of his children will fail.
My relatives stop coming by,and my close friends have forgotten me.
All of my best friends despise me,and those I love have turned against me.
Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy,for God’s hand has struck me.
He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.
Job’s friends are dismayed and can no longer answer;words have left them.
I will answer youand your friends with you.
After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken the truth about Me, as My servant Job has.
After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his prosperity and doubled his previous possessions.
My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction,and my relatives stand at a distance.
When you see a thief,you make friends with him,and you associate with adulterers.
You have distanced my friends from me;You have made me repulsive to them.I am shut in and cannot go out.
Because of my brothers and friends,I will say, “Peace be with you.”
A contrary man spreads conflict,and a gossip separates close friends.
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
A man with many friends may be harmed,but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
Wealth attracts many friends,but a poor man is separated from his friend.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him;how much more do his friendskeep their distance from him!He may pursue them with words,but they are not there.
Don’t make friends with an angry man,and don’t be a companion of a hot-tempered man,
M I have come to my garden—my sister, my bride.I gather my myrrh with my spices.I eat my honeycomb with my honey.I drink my wine with my milk.N Eat, friends!Drink, be intoxicated with love!
Your rulers are rebels,friends of thieves.They all love graftand chase after bribes.They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,and the widow’s case never comes before them.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says:I am going to place stumbling blocks before these people;fathers and sons together will stumble over them;friends and neighbors will also perish.
What will you say when He appointsclose friends as leaders over you,ones you yourself trained?Won’t labor pains seize you,as they do a woman in labor?
As for you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house, you will go into captivity. You will go to Babylon. There you will die, and there you will be buried, you and all your friends that you prophesied falsely to.’”
‘All the women who remain in the palace of Judah’s king will be brought out to the officials of the king of Babylon and will say:Your trusted friends misled youand overcame you.Your feet sank into the mire,and they deserted you.
?BetShe weeps aloud during the night,with tears on her cheeks.There is no one to offer her comfort,not one from all her lovers.All her friends have betrayed her;they have become her enemies.
The decree was issued that the wise men were to be executed, and they searched for Daniel and his friends, to execute them.
Then Daniel went to his house and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah about the matter,
urging them to ask the God of heaven for mercy concerning this mystery, so Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of Babylon’s wise men.
If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest?—then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.
Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends.
Jesus went with them, and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell Him, “Lord, don’t trouble Yourself, since I am not worthy to have You come under my roof.
“And I say to you, My friends, don’t fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.
He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid.
and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’
When she finds it, she calls her women friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found the silver coin I lost!’
But he replied to his father, ‘Look, I have been slaving many years for you, and I have never disobeyed your orders, yet you never gave me a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous money so that when it fails, they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.
You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will kill some of you.
That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been hostile toward each other.
No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.
You are My friends if you do what I command you.
I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his masteris doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.
The following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
Even some of the provincial officials of Asia, who were his friends, sent word to him, pleading with him not to take a chance by going into the amphitheater.
He ordered that the centurion keep Paul under guard, though he could have some freedom, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from serving him.
The next day we put in at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul kindly and allowed him to go to his friends to receive their care.
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord.
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Therefore, dear friends, since we have such promises, let us cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God.
You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(A)
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for—my joy and crown. In this manner stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.
Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.
Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.
Dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written to you; in both letters, I want to develop a genuine understanding with a reminder,
Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.
Therefore, dear friends, since you know this in advance, be on your guard, so that you are not led away by the error of lawless people and fall from your own stability.
Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard.
Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.
Dear friends, if our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we have confidence before God
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another.
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
But you, dear friends, remember what was predicted by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit,
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