10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Friendship

What does the Bible say about friendship? How important are your friends? How should you treat your friends? Here are ten Bible verses about Friendship to help encourage you to a more biblical view of your relationships. These verses are great for a Bible study or devotional on the topic.

Top 10 Bible verses about Friendship

#1 Seek to become someone’s true friend

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

#2 Walk With The Wise

Proverbs 13:20 NIV
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.

#3 Sacrificial love for friends demonstrated by Jesus

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

#4 Stronger Together

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

#5 Seek to have loyal friendships that last when tested

Proverbs17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity

#6 Choose your friends carefully

Proverbs 22:24-25 NIV
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared

#7 The power of two!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
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!

#8 The Greatest Friend is God

James 4:8 NIV
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded

#9 A caution for friendship

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

#10 Encouraging Bible verse about Friendship– Friends serve as advisor’s

Proverbs 15:22 NIV
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Having reviewed several Bible verses about friendship to write this article, I learned a few things. Friends need to be chosen carefully, loved, loyal, and relied about for advice to just name a few of the roles. I hope these verses spoke to your heart on friendship and encourage you to live by them.

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