14 Bible Verses about Making Friends

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:24 ESV / 50 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 / 48 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

Proverbs 27:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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.

John 15:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:31 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Exodus 23:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

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