21 Bible Verses about Friends And Friendship

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

John 15:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13-15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Nahum 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.

Psalm 41:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.

1 Samuel 18:1-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.

John 21:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

Matthew 21:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Psalm 91:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

1 Peter 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

Amos 3:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?

Luke 1:1-80 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. ...

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