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Bible Verses About Friendship - Importance of Friends in Scripture

Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff

What does the Bible say about friendship? Learn the meaning and value of friendship as we look to these Bible verses about friends. Scripture tells us the importance of being a good friend and the greatest friendship we have in Jesus Christ, our savior.

May these Bible verses about friendship help you in your relationships and further your love for God. Find and read along with some of the verses in the video below.

Bible Verses about Friendship

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

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 - 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.

John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

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

Proverbs 17:17 - A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

1 Corinthians 15:33 - Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 - Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Proverbs 27:9 - Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:6 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Job 6:14 - He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

 

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