BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FRIENDS AND FRIENDSHIP
Keeping right close relationship with people is important in our daily lives. Still on Bible verses about friends and friendship.
Making friends and keeping friendships are important values.
Below are Bible verses that speaks about friendship with the Lord and other people.
God saw it from the beginning that it was not good for man to be alone. It was the very first thing He said was not good. Genesis 2:18.
These Bible verses are presented in the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Bible and The King James Version (KJV).
Bibles verses about Friendship with God and Others
1. Psalms 25:14
Friendship with the Lord is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant.
2. Proverbs 3:32
Such wicked people are an abomination to the Lord, but he offers his friendship to the godly.
3. Romans 5:10
For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by his life.
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4. 1 Corinthians 1:9
God will surely do this for you, for he always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
5. James 4:4
You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with this world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy this world, you can’t be a friend of God.
6. 3 John 1:6
They have told the church here of your friendship and your loving deeds. You do well to send them on their way in a manner that pleases God.
7. 1 Samuel 19:1
Saul now urged his servants and his son Jonathan to assassinate David. But Jonathan, because of his close friendship with David,
8. 1 Samuel 20:3
Then David took an oath before Jonathan and said, “Your father knows perfectly well about our friendship, so he has said to himself, ‘I won’t tell Jonathan-why should I hurt him?’ But I swear to you that I am only a step away from death! I swear it by the Lord and by your own soul!”
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Verses in the Bible that speak about Friendship
9. 1 Samuel 20:17
And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as much as he loved himself.
10. 1 Samuel 23:18
So the two of them renewed their covenant of friendship before the Lord. Then Jonathan returned home, while David stayed at Horesh.
11. Job 29:4
In my early years, the friendship of God was felt in my home.
12. Proverbs 22:24
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
13. James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
14. Proverbs 6:1
My child, if you co-sign a loan for a friend or guarantee the debt of someone you hardly know-
15. Proverbs 6:3
quick, get out of it if you possibly can! You have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased.
16. Proverbs 6:13
signaling their true intentions to their friends by making signs with their eyes and feet and fingers.
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17. Proverbs 11:9
Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.
18. Proverbs 12:26
The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.
19. Proverbs 14:20
The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.”
20. Proverbs 16:28
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
21. Proverbs 17:9
Disregarding another person’s faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.
Bible verses about Friends and Friendship in Proverbs
22. Proverbs 17:17
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
23. Proverbs 17:18
It is poor judgment to co-sign a friend’s note, to become responsible for a neighbor’s debts.
24. Proverbs 18:19
It’s harder to make amends with an offended friend than to capture a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with iron bars.
25. Proverbs 18:24
There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
26. Proverbs 19:4
Wealth makes many “friends”; poverty drives them away.
27. Proverbs 19:6
Many beg favors from a prince; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!
28. Proverbs 19:7
If the relatives of the poor despise them, how much more will their friends avoid them. The poor call after them, but they are gone.
29. Proverbs 20:6
Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is really faithful?
30. Proverbs 22:11
Anyone who loves a pure heart and gracious speech is the king’s friend.
31. Proverbs 26:19
is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.”
32. Proverbs 27:6
Wounds from a friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
33. Proverbs 27:9
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
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34. Proverbs 27:10
Never abandon a friend-either yours or your father’s. Then in your time of need, you won’t have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away.
35. Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.
Inioluwa Olaposi is a writer, blogger, and more. He is a student of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.