A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (Pr 17:17).
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends (Jn 15:13).
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 (Jn 15:15).
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm (Pr 13:20).
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends (Pr 16:28).
1 Samuel 18:1
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 (1 Sa 18:1).
He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty (Job 6:14).
He who informs against his friends to get a share of their property the eyes of his children will fail (Job 17:5).
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10).
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Ps 133:1).
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray (Pr 12:26).
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Pr 18:24).
Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend (Pr 19:4).
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts (Pr 19:6).
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy (Pr 27:6).
2 Chronicles 20:7
Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? (2 Chr 20:7).
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend (Pr 22:11).
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel (Pr 27:9).
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! (Ec 4:10)
But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend (Is 41:8).
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them (Lk 6:31).
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 (James 2:23).
You are my friends if you do what I command you (Jn 15:14).
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals (1 Co 15:33).
Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent (Ex 33:11).
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 (James 4:4).
And if one asks him, What are these wounds on your back? he will say, The wounds I received in the house of my friends (Zec 13:6).
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