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19 Bible Verses about Friendship

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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend, Even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not 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.
Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

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