60+ Best Bible Verses about Friendship (KJV)

Want to know what does the bible say about friendship? Here are 61 scriptures on friendship from the old and new testament of the holy bible, King James Version (KJV).


Friendship Bible Verses from the Old Testament

1. Proverbs 18:24 KJV

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

2. Proverbs 13:20 KJV

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

3. Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV

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

4. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 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.

5. Job 2:11 KJV

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.

6. Proverbs 24:5 KJV

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

7. Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV

Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

8. Job 29:4-6 KJV

As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;

9. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

10. Proverbs 17:17 KJV

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17 KJV

11. Proverbs 12:26 KJV

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

12. Proverbs 15:22 KJV

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

13. 2 Kings 2:2 KJV

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.

14. Proverbs 19:20 KJV

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

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15. Proverbs 17:9 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

16. Job 16:20-21 KJV

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

17. 1 Samuel 18:1-3 KJV

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

18. Proverbs 20:6 KJV

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

19. Proverbs 22:11 KJV

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

20. Proverbs 27:17 KJV

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17 KJV

21. Proverbs 27:10 KJV

Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

22. Psalm 41:9 KJV

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

23. Ruth 1:17 KJV

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

24. Amos 3:3 KJV

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

25. Job 16:20 KJV

My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

26. Job 6:15 KJV

My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

27. Proverbs 27:14 KJV

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

28. Micah 7:5 KJV

Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

29. 2 Samuel 1:26 KJV

I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

30. Proverbs 16:28 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 16:28 KJV

31. Proverbs 25:19 KJV

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

32. 2 Samuel 10:2 KJV

Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

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33. Ecclesiastes 4:12 KJV

And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

34. Proverbs 25:17 KJV

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

35. Proverbs 11:13 KJV

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

36. Psalm 55:12-14 KJV

For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

37. Job 6:14 KJV

To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

38. Proverbs 27:19 KJV

As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

39. Psalms 133:1 KJV

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


Friendship Bible Verses from the New Testament

1. John 15:13 KJV

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

2. Colossians 3:13 KJV

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. Galatians 6:2 KJV

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

4. James 4:11 KJV

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.

5. Philippians 1:3-4 KJV

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

6. Romans 12:10-11 KJV

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

7. Philippians 2:4 KJV

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

8. Mark 12:30-31 KJV

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

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9. 1 Peter 4:8-10 KJV

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

10. 1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

11. 1 John 4:7 KJV

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

12. James 2:23 KJV

And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

13. Romans 12:15 KJV

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

14. 1 John 4:21 KJV

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

15. Ephesians 4:32 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

16. Luke 6:31 KJV

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

17. James 4:4 KJV

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.

18. Philippians 2:3 KJV

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

19. Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

20. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

21. John 15:15 KJV

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.

22. Romans 5:10 KJV

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

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