100 Bible Verses about Fellowship

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 273 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 128 helpful votes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

1 John 1:3 ESV / 113 helpful votes

That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 104 helpful votes

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Ephesians 5:30 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Because we are members of his body.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 Peter 3:8 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Acts 2:44-47 ESV / 51 helpful votes

And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

John 17:21-23 ESV / 50 helpful votes

That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

1 John 4:11-13 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 John 1:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Acts 2:42 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Romans 1:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

John 17:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,

Philippians 2:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

John 13:34 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

1 John 4:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

2 John 1:9-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Exodus 29:45 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Ephesians 5:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

James 5:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Hebrews 13:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue.

Psalm 55:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

We used to take sweet counsel together; within God's house we walked in the throng.

Acts 2:44 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 3:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

1 John 2:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Ephesians 2:14-22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

2 Corinthians 6:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Galatians 6:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

2 Peter 3:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

1 Corinthians 12:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 John 4:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

2 Corinthians 2:1-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Romans 1:11-12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.

John 14:20-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

1 Thessalonians 4:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another with these words.

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

1 Corinthians 6:13-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Romans 14:1-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Leviticus 26:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.

Revelation 2:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Philippians 2:1-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,

1 Corinthians 16:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All the brothers send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

1 Corinthians 6:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.

Romans 14:18-21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Romans 7:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

John 15:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Proverbs 14:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

Proverbs 9:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”

Psalm 145:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

Psalm 119:115 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.

Psalm 119:63 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.

Psalm 26:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.

Nehemiah 10:29-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Join with their brothers, their nobles, and enter into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord and his rules and his statutes. We will not give our daughters to the peoples of the land or take their daughters for our sons. And if the peoples of the land bring in goods or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. And we will forego the crops of the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.

1 Kings 13:7-10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.” And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place, for so was it commanded me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water nor return by the way that you came.’” So he went another way and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

2 John 1:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

2 Peter 2:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

2 Timothy 3:2-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,

Galatians 2:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 10:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Luke 23:51 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God.

Luke 22:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Malachi 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Proverbs 29:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.

Psalm 26:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

Ezra 10:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now then make confession to the Lord, the God of your fathers and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.”

Exodus 33:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 John 2:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 1:5-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Philippians 1:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

Matthew 12:48-50 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Jeremiah 15:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I did not sit in the company of revelers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone, because your hand was upon me, for you had filled me with indignation.

Ezra 9:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Shall we break your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?

Ezra 9:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.”

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Matthew 16:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

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