Bible Verse For Friendship And Love
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
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.
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.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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.
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. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
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!
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
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.
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?
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.
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.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant 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.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.
Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
1 Samuel 18:1-3
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.
2 Kings 2:2
And Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here, for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?
For it is not an enemy who taunts me— then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me— then I could hide from him. But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend. We used to take sweet counsel together; within God’s house we walked in the throng.
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.
1 Samuel 22:23
Stay with me; do not be afraid, for he who seeks my life seeks your life. With me you shall be in safekeeping.”
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 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. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him. And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And they raised their voices and wept, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads toward heaven. And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.