Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Favorite Bible Verses About Friendship

What does the Bible say about friendship or best friends? A genuine friendship is a blessing from the Lord. The following Bible verses highlight the elements and values of a biblical friendship. I hope you find encouragement and take the time to thank your friends for their love and support. Genuine love and affection comes from knowing and experiencing God's love through Jesus Christ.
A Bible verses can also add a personal touch to a Birthday card or letter. Select a favorite Bible verse from the following list. You are more than welcome to use and edit the list for your own personal use. If you have any favorite verses please feel free to share them by leaving a comment. The following Bible verses are from the New International version.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

Proverbs 27:17 
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

1 John 4:7 
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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

3 John 1:2 
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

John 15:15 
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

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

1 John 4:11 
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Psalm 119:63 
I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.

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

Proverbs 12:26 
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

John 15:14 
You are my friends if you do what I command.

Proverbs 16:28 
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

Luke 5:20 
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

Proverbs 27:9 
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

2 Corinthians 7:1 
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Philippians 2:12 
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence-continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,

Proverbs 22:24 
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,

James 2:23 
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.

1 Peter 2:11 
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.

Proverbs 19:6 
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.

2 Peter 3:14 
So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

Proverbs 27:6 
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

1 Samuel 18:1-3 
After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return to his father's house. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.

Proverbs 17:9 
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

Psalm 55:12-14 
If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.

Proverbs 19:4 
Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.

3 John 1:11 
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

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