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Bible Quotes About Friendship

The Gospels Shed Light: Bible Quotes About Friendship


The Bible advocates the importance of friendship. According to the Bible, friendship is a pure relationship that brings humanity closer. The wise words of the Bible warn you about unworthy friends, who can lead you to your downfall.

Jesus Christ made friends with sinners as well as saints. He was friendly with those who needed him the most. His twelve disciples carried forth his message of love and peace throughout the world. As Christ went about preaching the message of God, his disciples followed him everywhere.

If you are a devout Christian, follow the teachings of the Bible. Honor your friendship and be faithful to friends. Share the wisdom of the Bible with friends.

On Friendship Day, reach out to your Christian friends and share these Bible quotes about friendship. When friends think alike, you can achieve greater harmony.
    Proverbs 12:26
    One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    Ephesians 4:29-32
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    Proverbs 22:11
    Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.

    Proverbs 22:24–25
    Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.

    Proverbs 27:5-6
    An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

    Proverbs 27:9
    The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

    Proverbs 12:26
    The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.

    Proverbs 16:28
    A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

    John 15:12-15
    This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. 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.

    Proverbs 27:17
    As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

    Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)
    He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.

    Proverbs 22:24-25 (NIV)
    Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)
    Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

    Ecclesiasticus 7:20
    Do not transgress against thy friend deferring money, nor despise thy dear brother for the sake of gold.

    Proverbs 19:20
    Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

    Proverbs 27:17
    Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

    Ecclesiasticus 20:17
    A fool shall have no friend, and there shall be no thanks for his good deeds.

    Ecclesiasticus 22:27
    If thou hast opened a sad mouth, fear not, for there may be a reconciliation: except upbraiding, and reproach, and pride, and disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous wound: for in all these cases a friend will flee away.

    James 4:8 (NIV)
    Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded

    Proverbs 12:26 (NIV)
    A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

    Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)
    Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

    Ecclesiasticus 6:11-12
    A friend if he continue steadfast, shall be to thee as thyself, and shall act with confidence among them of thy household. If he humble himself before thee, and hide himself from thy face, thou shalt have unanimous friendship for good.

    Ecclesiasticus 6:13
    Separate thyself from thy enemies, and take heed of thy friends.

    Proverbs 17:17
    A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

    Proverbs 18:24
    There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

    Proverbs 20:6
    Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?

    Ecclesiasticus 6:14
    A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found him, hath found a treasure.

    Ecclesiasticus 6:15
    Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity.

    Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)
    A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

    Ecclesiasticus 6:17
    He that feareth God, shall likewise have good friendship: because according to him shall his friend be.

    Ecclesiasticus 37:5
    There is a companion who condoleth with his friend for his belly’s sake, and he will take up a shield against enemy.

    Ecclesiasticus 37:6
    Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches.

    Ecclesiasticus 40:23
    A friend and companion meeting together in season, but above them both is a wife with her husband.

    Ecclesiasticus 6:16
    A faithful friend is the medicine of life and immortality: and they that fear the Lord, shall find him.

    Romans 5:10
    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
    You 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.

    Proverbs 12:26
    He that neglecteth a loss for the sake of a friend, is just: but the way of the wicked shall deceive them.
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