30 Bible Verses About Friendship

Bible verses about friendship

Proverbs 18:24:
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Friendship is by choice, its not by force. Today we are going to be looking at bible verses about friendship. There is a wise saying that says ” show me your friends and I will show you who you are”  One of the greatest factors that will influence our future is the friends that we keep. As believers, we must never take the subject of friendship lightly. Your friends can make you or mar you. So the purpose of these bible verses about friendship is to show us from the bible who a true friend should be and the qualities of a good friend.

The bible is our manual for living, as believers we must have a good understanding of friendship in the bible in order for benefit from our relationship with others. For instance the bible admonishes us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers, 2 Corinthians 6:14. So when choosing your friends, you don’t have any business making friends with unbelievers. That doesn’t mean you won’t respect them or show them love, but it means you won’t tag along with them and do what they do. The teaches us to hate sin, but to love sinners, to hate evil, but to show love to evil doers when we have the opportunity. These bible verses about friendship will show us the mind of God concerning friendship and our friends. As you study these bible verses today, I see God opening your eyes and directing you in your relationship life in Jesus name.


1. Proverbs 13:20:
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

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

3. Job 16:20-21:
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God. 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

4. Proverbs 12:26:
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

5. Proverbs 27:17:
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

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

7. John 15:12-15:
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

8. Proverbs 27:5-6:
Open rebuke is better than secret love. 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

9. Colossians 3:12-14:
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

10. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12:
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. 4:11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

11. Proverbs 22:24-25:
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

12. Proverbs 24:5:
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

13. Proverbs 19:20:
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

14. Proverbs18:24:
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

15. Job 2:11:
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

16. 2 Kings 2:2:
And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.

17. Psalms 37:3:
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

18. 1 Corinthians 15:33:
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

19. James 4:11:
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

20. Proverbs 16:28:
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

21. 1 Samuel 18:4:
And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

22. Galatians 6:2:
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

23. Colossians 3:13:
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

24. Philippians 2:3:
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

25. Luke 6:31:
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

26. James 4:4:
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

27. Job 29:4-6
As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; 29:5 When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; 29:6 When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

28. Exodus 33:11:
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

29. Psalms 38:11:
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

30. Psalms 41:9:
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.



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