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56 Bible Verses About Friendship and Love

Here are 56 Bible verses about friendship and love from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 18:24 KJV

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

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John 15:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 17:17 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:17 KJV

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

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 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. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:6 KJV

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

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Job 6:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

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

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

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

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Proverbs 12:26 KJV

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

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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.

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Luke 6:31 KJV

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

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Romans 1:12 KJV

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

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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.

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John 15:12-14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 22:24-27 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.

Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

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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.

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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.

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2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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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.

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John 11:3 KJV

Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

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Proverbs 19:6 KJV

Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

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Song of Solomon 5:8 KJV

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

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Hosea 3:1 KJV

Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

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Psalms 55:13 KJV

But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

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Proverbs 14:20 KJV

The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

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Luke 11:5 KJV

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

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Job 19:14 KJV

My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

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Luke 11:8 KJV

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

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1 John 2:15 KJV

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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Job 19:19 KJV

All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.

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Romans 5:11 KJV

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

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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.

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Psalms 109:5 KJV

And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

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1 Peter 5:14 KJV

Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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Proverbs 22:11 KJV

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

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Jeremiah 9:4 KJV

Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

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Philemon 1:7 KJV

For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

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John 15:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:5 KJV

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

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Proverbs 20:6 KJV

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

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Isaiah 41:8 KJV

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

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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.

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Proverbs 8:17 KJV

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

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Psalms 25:14 KJV

The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

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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.

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Psalms 122:8 KJV

For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

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Proverbs 19:4 KJV

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

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