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Culture The Best Bible Verses About Friendship  

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Though the Bible portrays the greatest friendship to be with God, there are many quotes that talk about relationships with others. What are the most popular friendship quotes from the Bible? 

What does the Bible say about friendship? What can the Bible teach about true friends? There are many encouraging Bible verses and quotes about friendship, loyalty, honor, and respecting others. The Bible not only also offers many quotes that teach about friendship through love and compassion, but it also discusses disappointment and rejection as it relates to friendship. 

Vote up all of your favorite passages about friendship from the Bible, and if there's one that you don't see on here already, feel free to add it.
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A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding. Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. 
2
18 0
Do two walk together unless they have agreed to meet? 
3
15 0
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. 
4
26 1
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 
5
14 0
The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 
6
16 1
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. 
7
20 2
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. 
8
22 3
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
9
21 3
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 
10
17 2
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. 
11
17 2
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. 
12
6 4
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
13
3 2
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. 
14
3 2
If one has a complaint against another, forgive each other, as the Lord has forgiven you. 
15
2 2
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 
16
3 4
Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
17
2 3
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 
18
0 2
Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor. 
19
1 4
Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. 
20
0 4
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.