World’s Best 15 Bible Verses About Friends



Where would we be without our friends? What does Scripture have to say about friends and friendship? The Bible provides us with great wisdom for choosing friends and being an awesome friend to others. Here we have the Worlds best 15 Bible verses about friends to study and share. 

Bible verses about friends and friendships provide guidance on showing compassion and love towards our friends. In turn, there are many benefits to having great friends in our life including spiritual and emotional support.

In tribute to our friends and all godly friendships, here are the world’s best 15 Bible verses about friends!

best bible verses about friends

 

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and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
- James 2:23
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14
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
- Proverbs 27:17
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No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
- John 15:15
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12
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.
- Job 2:11
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In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
- Proverbs 12:28
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As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
- 1 Samuel
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Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
- Proverbs
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8
Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
- Proverbs 27:10
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7
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
- Proverbs 27:9
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6
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
- James 4:4
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5
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
- Proverbs 18:24
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4
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
- Proverbs 27:6
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Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
- John 15:13
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Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
- 1 Corinthians 15:33
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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
- Proverbs 17:17
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Total Quotes Found: 15

Here are 5 inspiring stories about friends found in Scripture:

 

A Friend Loves (Proverbs 17)

The wisest man on earth knew what true friendship was all about, writing, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Proverbs 17:17).  A true Christian friend loves you, even when you’re not very loveable, and that friend is born, or ordained by God for your adversity. Praise our God for that!

Friends and Forsaking God (Job 6)

Job was under such duress that we can’t even imagine how hard it was for him, but he knew that “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14). When we forsake our friends, God sees it as forsaking Him, and that’s not going to sit well with God, so never forsake your friends, no matter what they might do.

Servants to Friends (John 15)

Nearing the time when Jesus was going to suffer, be crucified, and die on the cross, He told His disciples that their relationship had changed.  The Lord said, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15).  Friends share their lives with friends, just as Jesus shared what the Father has shared with Him.

Comfort from Friends (Job 2)

Back to Job we read that, even though he wasn’t suffering from disobedience, God allowed Satan’s affliction, so what did his friends do?  At first, “Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him” (Job 2:11).  When bad things happen to good people, that’s when your true friends are revealed.

Friends tell you the Truth (Proverbs 27)           

I would rather be corrected than incorrect, and thankfully, my friends are courageous enough to show me when I’m in error, so it is true that “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy” (Proverbs 27:6). A friend will tell you the truth, even when it hurts.

 

 


infographic about friends in the bible

Share God’s Word with a Friend

It seems the older we get, the more valuable our friends are, so tell them how much you appreciate their friendship and share these scriptures about friendship with them. 

There is great value in friendship, so don’t take your friends for granted. Thank God for them, and if you have no friends, show yourself as being friendly.  If you do that, you won’t have any shortage of friends, and these new friends will stick closer to you than your own blood brother or sister…

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. ~Proverbs 18:24

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