The Best Bible Verses About Friendship

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Vote and add all of your favorite quotes about friendship from the Bible.

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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  • 1

    Proverbs 18:24

    A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 
  • 2

    1 Peter 4:8-10

    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. 
  • 3

    Colossians 3:12-14

    If one has a complaint against another, forgive each other, as the Lord has forgiven you. 
  • 4

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

    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!
  • 5

    Proverbs 27:9

    Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. 
  • 6

    John 15:12-15

    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.
  • 7

    1 Samuel 18:1

    The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 
  • 8

    Proverbs 27:6

    Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. 
  • 9

    1 Thessalonians 5:11

    Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 
  • 10

    Proverbs 17:17

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 
  • 11

    Romans 12:10

    Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor. 
  • 12

    Proverbs 22:24-25

    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. 
  • 13

    Proverbs 14:6-7

    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. 
  • 14

    Amos 3:3

    Do two walk together unless they have agreed to meet? 
  • 15

    Proverbs 13:20

    He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. 
  • 16

    Luke 6:31

    And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 
  • 17

    Proverbs 12:26

    One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. 
  • 18

    1 Corinthians 15:33

    Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
  • 19

    Ephesians 4:29-32

    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. 
  • 20

    1 Corinthians 10:24

    Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.