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90 Bible Verses About True Friends

Here are 90 Bible verses about true friends 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 27:5-6 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:28 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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Proverbs 17:17 KJV

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

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John 15:12-17 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:17-27 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. 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. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another.

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1 John 4:1 KJV

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

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Proverbs 20:6 KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

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

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Proverbs 11:14 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Philippians 1:7 KJV

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

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John 14:6 KJV

Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

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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James 4:4 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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John 3:16 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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Proverbs 15:22 KJV

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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1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:17 KJV

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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Proverbs 27:6 KJV

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

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

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

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Matthew 7:21-23 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 13:20 KJV

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Ezekiel 18:20 KJV

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

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 KJV

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

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Proverbs 22:24-25 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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Proverbs 19:4 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 12:26 KJV

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

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Hebrews 12:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:9 KJV

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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Hebrews 2:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

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

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Luke 21:16 KJV

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

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Proverbs 27:10 KJV

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

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Revelation 11:3 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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Ephesians 4:2-3 KJV

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

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John 15:12-15 KJV

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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Luke 6:31 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. 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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Mark 13:9 KJV

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

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV

But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

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Proverbs 19:20 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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Job 6:14 KJV

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

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James 2:23 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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John 15:13-15 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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1 John 4:7 KJV

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. 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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John 19:16 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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John 15:15 KJV

Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

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John 8:58 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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John 1:14 KJV

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

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Ecclesiastes 4:10 KJV

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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Psalms 118:24 KJV

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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2 Kings 2:2 KJV

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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Revelation 17:8 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.

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Revelation 11:2 KJV

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

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Proverbs 30:4 KJV

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

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Psalms 133:1 KJV

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

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Job 2:11 KJV

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

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John 13:34-35 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.

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Ecclesiastes 4:12 KJV

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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Proverbs 24:5 KJV

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

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1 Samuel 18:1-3 KJV

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

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Revelation 22:16 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.

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1 Peter 4:8 KJV

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

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Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:12-14 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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John 15:12-14 KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

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John 8:44 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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Matthew 5:1-3 KJV

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Amos 3:3 KJV

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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1 Peter 4:8-10 KJV

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

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James 4:8 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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Colossians 3:13 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 15:52 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.

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Romans 12:15 KJV

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

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Romans 12:10 KJV

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

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Luke 12:40 KJV

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

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Psalms 119:63 KJV

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

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Job 16:20-21 KJV

I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

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Genesis 2:7 KJV

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

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

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1 John 4:21 KJV

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:

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James 4:11 KJV

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

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James 4:3 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.

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Philemon 1:25 KJV

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

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Philippians 2:3 KJV

And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

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Ephesians 4:15 KJV

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

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2 Samuel 1:26 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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Proverbs 27:5 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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Luke 16:9 KJV

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

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John 15:14-15 KJV

And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

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Proverbs 22:11 KJV

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