25 Bible Verses About Friendship and Love (NIV)
This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Friendship and Love (NIV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.
Bible Verses About Friendship and Love
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
1 Corinthians 15:33
33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
14 "A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
1 Peter 4:8-10
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
26 A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
1 John 4:7
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
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