A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?
“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wicked leads them astray.
1 Samuel 18:1-3
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself. Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him. But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend; We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
1 John 5:13
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.
2 Samuel 1:26
“I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women.
2 Kings 2:
Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here please, for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel ” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?