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Bible Verses About Friendship -- What the Bible Says About Friendship
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Bible Verses About Friendship
Looking for Bible Verses about Friendship? The Bible is full of advice and information covering friendship, including friendship with other Christians and being a friend of God, himself.
Read on to discover what the Bible says about friendship and how you can apply these Biblical truths to your life today:
Traits of Good Friends
Proverbs 20:6 (NLT): 6Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?
John 15:13 (KJV): 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
How to Ruin Friendships
Proverbs 16:28 (NIV): 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:9 (NLT): 9Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Proverbs 29:5 (NLT): 5To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.
Our Friendship with God
James 2:23 (NIV): 23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.
James 4:4 (NIV): 4You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
John 15:14 (NIV): 14You are my friends if you do what I command.
John 15:15 (Amplified): 15I do not call you servants any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
Proverbs 3:32 (NLT): 32 Such wicked people are detestable to the Lord, but he offers his friendship to the godly.
Romans 5:10 (NLT): 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
James 4:4 (NLT): 4You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.
More on Friendship in the Bible
Proverbs 27:6 (Amplified): Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.
Proverbs 28:7 (Amplified): 7Whoever keeps the law [of God and man] is a wise son, but he who is a companion of gluttons and the carousing, self-indulgent, and extravagant shames his father.
How Jealousy Affects Friendships, Genesis 26:12-16
Moses’ Special Friendship with God, Exodus 33:11
The Friendship of David and Jonathan, 1 Samuel 18:1-4, 23:16-18
Friendship with Sinners, Psalm 1:1
How Your Friends Speaks of Your Character, Proverbs 13:20
How Loyalty Tests Friendships, Proverbs 17:17
Becoming a Friend to Others, Proverbs 18:24
Becoming Friends of God, Romans 5:2
Befriending Those Who Hurt You, Romans 12:19-21
Dealing with Conflicts with Your Friends, Philemon 1:8-9