100 Bible Verses about Being a Friend

Here are 100 Bible verses about being a friend, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 17:17 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:24 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:17 KJV

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

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John 15:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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

1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 KJV

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 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. 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a …

Proverbs 17:9 KJV

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

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

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Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV

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

Proverbs 12:26 KJV

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

James 2:23 KJV

23 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.

Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV

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

Job 6:14 KJV

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

1 Peter 4:8-10 KJV

8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

James 4:4 KJV

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.

John 15:15 KJV

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.

Luke 6:31 KJV

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

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

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

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV

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

Romans 12:10 KJV

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

John 15:12-15 KJV

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 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 …

Proverbs 27:6 KJV

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

1 John 4:7 KJV

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

John 15:12 KJV

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Job 2:11 KJV

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.

Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 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.

Colossians 3:12-14 KJV

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 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. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:10 KJV

10 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.

Proverbs 22:11 KJV

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

James 4:8 KJV

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Galatians 6:2 KJV

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

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 KJV

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body …

Romans 1:12 KJV

12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

John 15:12-14 KJV

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 3:16-17 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Ecclesiastes 4:10 KJV

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.

Proverbs 24:5 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:20 KJV

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

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Psalm 133:1 KJV

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

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2 Kings 2:2 KJV

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.

Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

1 John 1:9 KJV

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Colossians 3:13 KJV

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.

Proverbs 22:24 KJV

24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

Exodus 33:11 KJV

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.

John 3:16 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Ecclesiastes 4:12 KJV

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

Job 16:20-21 KJV

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

Ephesians 4:32 KJV

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

Romans 12:10-11 KJV

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Proverbs 27:5 KJV

5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Job 29:4 KJV

4 As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle;

Job 16:20 KJV

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

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1 John 4:21 KJV

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

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

Romans 12:15 KJV

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

Romans 1:11-12 KJV

11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

John 15:14 KJV

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:12-13 KJV

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 14:6 KJV

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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John 3:3 KJV

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Matthew 18:20 KJV

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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Isaiah 41:8 KJV

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

Proverbs 22:24-27 KJV

24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. 26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Proverbs 18:2 KJV

2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Psalm 68:6 KJV

6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

2 Samuel 1:26 KJV

26 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.

1 Samuel 18:1-3 KJV

1 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. 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Ruth 1:16-17 KJV

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 17 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.

Revelation 1:7 KJV

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

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Revelation 1:1-20 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things …

1 John 4:8 KJV

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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1 John 3:1 KJV

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

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1 Peter 4:8 KJV

8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

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Colossians 3:10 KJV

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Galatians 6:10 KJV

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

John 15:13-15 KJV

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 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.

John 15:9 KJV

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

John 15:2 KJV

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

John 3:6 KJV

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Matthew 18:15 KJV

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Proverbs 22:7 KJV

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:5 KJV

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Proverbs 16:7 KJV

7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

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Proverbs 11:14 KJV

14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

2 Chronicles 20:7 KJV

7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

Ruth 1:16 KJV

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

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Ruth 1:7 KJV

7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.

Hebrews 11:1-40 KJV

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he …

John 15:11 KJV

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Proverbs 17:1-28 KJV

1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. 3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar …

Revelation 3:20 KJV

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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1 John 1:3 KJV

3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:1-19 KJV

1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, …

James 4:3 KJV

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

2 Timothy 1:2-4 KJV

2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;