25 Bible Verses About Friendship (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Friendship (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Friendship

900

Proverbs 18:24

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

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631

John 15:13

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

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619

Proverbs 17:17

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

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616

Proverbs 27:17

17   Iron sharpens iron,
    and one man sharpens another.

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608

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 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! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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474

1 Corinthians 15:33

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

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446

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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

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359

Proverbs 27:9

  Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
    and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

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305

Proverbs 27:6

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

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280

Job 6:14

14   “He who withholds kindness from a friend
    forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

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237

Proverbs 16:28

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

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231

Proverbs 13:20

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

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221

Hebrews 10:24-25

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 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.

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212

1 Peter 4:8-10

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

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210

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 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!

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208

Proverbs 22:24-25

24   Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
    nor go with a wrathful man,
25   lest you learn his ways
    and entangle yourself in a snare.

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191

Proverbs 17:9

  Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
    but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

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189

Proverbs 12:26

26   One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

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168

James 4:4

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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164

Luke 6:31

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

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159

Romans 1:12

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

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156

Proverbs 27:5-6

  Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.
  Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
    profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

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145

John 15:12-14

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

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135

Proverbs 22:24-27

24   Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
    nor go with a wrathful man,
25   lest you learn his ways
    and entangle yourself in a snare.
26   Be not one of those who give pledges,
    who put up security for debts.
27   If you have nothing with which to pay,
    why should your bed be taken from under you?

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125

1 John 4:7

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

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