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42 Verses About Friendship

When looking for verses about friendship the Bible offers guidance and wisdom on what it takes to be a friend and how to offer friendship to others. God made us to be in fellowship with others, He never intended for us to live our lives in isolation. Friends are a gift from God, they are the people in our lives that we should cherish.

As it states in Colossians 3:12-13: "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." If you treat your friends with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience you will find true friendship.

You will also find friendship verses written by others that express their thoughts on what a friendship means to them. We hope the verses, are ones that you will share with your friends to let them know how much you appreciate and value their friendship. A faithful friend is worth more than all the gold in the world!

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Bible Verses About Friendship and Friends

The Bible gives us wisdom and direction on how to pick our friends and how to treat our friends! We can turn to Scripture for advice and guidance on all aspects of our lives.

  1. Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend
    forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
    Job 6:14 (NIV)

  2. Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him.
    With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.
    Psalm 25:14 (TLB)

  3. Anyone who spreads gossip will be silenced,
    and no one who is conceited will be my friend.
    Psalm 101:5 (CEV)

  4. The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.
  5. The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;
    a wise person wins friends.
    Proverbs 11:30 (NLT)

  6. The godly give good advice to their friends;
    the wicked lead them astray.
    Proverbs 12:26 (NLT)

  7. Gossip is spread by wicked people;
    they stir up trouble and break up friendships.
    Proverbs 16:28 (GNB)

  8. If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you.
    Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship.
    Proverbs 17:9 (GNB)

  9. An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city.
    Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
    Proverbs 18:19 (NLT)

  10. Some friendships do not last,
    but some friends are more loyal than brothers.
    Proverbs 18:24 (GNB)

  11. Make no friendship with an angry man,
    And with a furious man do not go,
    Proverbs 22:24 (NKJV)

  12. Do not envy evil people or
    seek their friendship;
    Proverbs 24:1 (VOICE)

  13. An honest answer is a sign of true friendship.
  14. An honest answer is a sign
    of true friendship.
    Proverbs 24:26 (GNB)

  15. An honest answer is like a
    kiss of friendship.
    Proverbs 24:26 (NLT)

  16. Just as damaging
    as a madman shooting a deadly weapon
    is someone who lies to a friend
    and then says, “I was only joking.”
    Proverbs 26:18-20 (NLT)

  17. The sweet smell of incense can make you feel good,
    but true friendship is better still.
    Proverbs 27:9 (CEV)

  18. As iron sharpens iron,
    so a friend sharpens a friend.
    Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)

  19. If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
    But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
    Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NIV)

  20. Salt is good;
    but if it loses its saltiness,
    how can you make it salty again?
    Have the salt of friendship among yourselves,
    and live in peace with one another.
    Mark 9:50 (GNB)

  21. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
  22. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    Luke 6:31 (NIV)

  23. My command is this:
    Love each other as I have loved you.
    Greater love has no one than this:
    to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
    John 15:12-13 (NIV)

  24. Be devoted to one another in love.
    Honor one another above yourselves.
    Romans 12:10 (NIV)

  25. Do not be misled:
    “Bad company corrupts good character.”
    1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)

  26. Carry each other’s burdens,
    and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
    Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

  27. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
    just as in fact you are doing.
    1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

  28. Adulterers and adulteresses!
    Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?
    Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world
    makes himself an enemy of God.
    James 4:4 (NKJV)

  29. Above all, love each other deeply,
    because love covers over a multitude of sins
    Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
    as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
    1 Peter 4:8-10 (NIV)

  30. Verses About Friendship Written by Others

    We sometimes look for the right words to share with our friends, whether to put in a card or a note, here you will find verses and words that demonstrate the feelings of friendship.

  31. Making friends for the world to see,
    let the people know you've got what you need.
    With a friend at hand you can see the light.
    If your friends are there then everything's alright.
    Elton John; Bernie Taupin

  32. A sister is a friend like no other
    She is always loving and true
    She is different than having a brother
    Always there for you no matter what you're going through.
    Catherine Pulsifer

  33. friendship verses to share with others

  34. I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.
    I'd like to be the help that you've been always glad to be;
    I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day,
    As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way.
    Edgar A. Guest

  35. May your right hand always
    Be stretched out in friendship
    And never in want.
    Irish Toast

  36. Though you are in your shining days,
    Voices among the crowd
    And new friends busy with your praise,
    Be not unkind or proud,
    But think about old friends the most:
    Time's bitter flood will rise,
    Your beauty perish and be lost
    For all eyes but these eyes.
    William Butler Yeats

  37. I am so grateful for my friend
    Someone whom I can depend
    We share our secrets, hopes and dreams,
    Our happiness and silly screams.
    Kate Summers

  38. From quiet homes and first beginning,
    Out to the undiscovered ends,
    There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
    But laughter and the love of friends.
    Hilaire Belloc

  39. The man that hails you Tom or Jack,
    And proves by thumps upon your back
    How he esteems your merit,
    Is such a friend that one had need
    Be very much his friend indeed
    To pardon or to bear it.
    William Cowper

  40. A friendship can weather most things
    And thrive in thin soil -
    But it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small,
    Silly presents every so often -
    Just to save it from drying out completely.
    Pam Brown

  41. I had three chairs in my house:
    one for solitude,
    two for friendship,
    three for society.
    Henry David Thoreau

  42. Friendship is, of course,
    another word for love,
    love of varying intensity.
    The need for friendship,
    for love, and its maintenance,
    is never ending.
    Ashley Montagu

  43. the smile of friendship crowns the day, and hears are young tho' heads be grey john imrie

  44. Faithful Friend
    Poet : John Quincy Adams

    I want a warm and faithful friend,
    To cheer the adverse hour;
    Who ne'er to flatter will descend,
    Nor bend the knee to power, -
    A friend to chide me when I'm wrong
    My inmost soul to see;
    And that my friendship prove as strong
    For him as his for me.

  45. Hast Thou A Friend?
    Poet: William Cowper

    Hast thou a friend?
    Thou has indeed
    A rich and large supply,
    Treasure to serve your every need,
    Well managed, till you die.

  46. To My Friends
    by Alfred Tennyson

    We have been friends together,
    In sunshine and in shade,
    God bless thee . . .
    With blessing which no word can find.

  47. If I Could Make A Friend
    Poet: Unknown

    If I could have a friend tonight
    I did not have at this day's dawn.
    One hand that held my own as tight.
    One breast that I could lean upon,
    I would not need to calculate
    The daily profit, worth of trade.
    Tomorrow's gain to estimate.
    If I could say, "A friend I made."

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