Bible Verses about Friendship

  • Proverbs 12:26 ESV
    One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
        but the way of the wicked leads them astray
  • Proverbs 13:20 ESV
    Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
        but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
  • Proverbs 16:28 ESV
    A dishonest man spreads strife,
        and a whisperer separates close friends.
  • Proverbs 17:9 ESV
    Whoever covers an offense seeks love,
        but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
  • Proverbs 17:17 ESV
    A friend loves at all times,
        and a brother is born for adversity.
  • Proverbs 18:24 ESV
    A man of many companions may come to ruin,
        but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
  • Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV
    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.
  • Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV
    Better is open rebuke
        than hidden love.
    Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
        profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
  • Proverbs 27:9 ESV
    Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
        and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
  • Proverbs 27:17 ESV
    Iron sharpens iron,
        and one man sharpens another.
  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV
    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!
  • John 15:12-15 ESV
     “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. 15 No longer do I call you servants,[a] for the servant[b] 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.
  • Romans 12:10 ESV
    Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV
    Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV
    Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
  • Ephesians 4:29-32 ESV
     Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  • Colossians 3:12-14 ESV
     Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
    Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
  • Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
    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.
  • James 4:4 ESV
    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.

4 thoughts on “Bible Verses about Friendship

  1. Ann says:

    Oh so very true. I tell my granddaughter these verses often so she will seek Christian friendships and not be caught up in worldly things.

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