11 Bible Verses About Friendship

 
 
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One of my favorite things about life is the fact that I have wonderful people who I can call my friends. The blessing of friendship is a beautiful gift, and something that God has given us for many reasons!

Friendship isn’t always easy though, and when we’re feeling lost on how to handle certain situations involving our friends, or perhaps we just need encouragement, we can look to the Bible to learn Godly ways for handling friendships.

Below is outlined 11 bible verses all about friendship, from the type of people we should trust to how we should treat those in our inner circle, as well as the beautiful blessings friendship can bring to our lives! To learn all about it, dive in to the Scriptures below.

And for more Biblical advice on friendship, check out the following posts:

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Who Should Be Our Friend

Proverbs 13:20

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.”

Proverbs 22:24-25

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Proverbs 12:26

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

 
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How We Should Treat Our Friends

Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Philippians 1:3-5

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now."

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

 
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The Blessings of Friendship

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!”

Psalm 133:1

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"

Proverbs 27:17

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Proverbs 27:9

“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”

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