In the Bible, many friends are loyal and helpful. Learn about the friendship verses from the Bible. Scripture verses about friends are found here. Friendships are designed to share compassion and empathy. We spend time with friends, trust them and borrow from them. Sometimes they give good advice and other times they might disappoint us. We explore friendships through the We Saved You a Seat Bible Study.

Friendship Bible Verses

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in times of need. Proverbs 17:17 NLT

The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. John 3:29 NIV ❤️

Inside the Tent of Meeting, the Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Exodus 33:11 NLT

“Are you friend or foe?” Joshua 5:13 NLT

She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never have children. Judges 11:38 NLT

“Come over here and sit down, friend. I want to talk to you.” So they sat down together. Ruth 4:1 NLT

And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself. 1 Samuel 20:17 NLT

“Is this the way you treat your friend David?” Absalom asked him. “Why aren’t you with him?” 2 Samuel 16:17 NLT

And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. 2 Kings 4:3 NLT

David went out to meet them and said, “If you have come in peace to help me, we are friends. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when I am innocent, then may the God of our ancestors see it and punish you.” 1 Chronicles 12:17 NLT

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17 NIV

You would even send an orphan into slavery or sell a friend. Job 6:27 NLT

Yet my friends laugh at me, for I call on God and expect an answer. I am a just and blameless man, yet they laugh at me. Job 12:4 NLT

My friends scorn me, but I pour out my tears to God. Job 16:20 NLT

I need someone to mediate between God and me, as a person mediates between friends. Job 16:21 NLT

My relatives stay far away, and my friends have turned against me. Job 19:13 NLT

My close friends detest me. Those I loved have turned against me. Job 19:19 NLT

When I was in my prime, God’s friendship was felt in my home. Job 29:4 NLT

Job’s three friends refused to reply further to him because he kept insisting on his innocence. Job 32:1 NLT

You adulterous people don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4 NIV

When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before! Job 42:10 NLT

O Lord my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice, if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause, then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Psalm 7:3-5 NLT

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. Psalm 25:14 NLT

Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me. Psalm 41:9 NLT

You have taken away my companions and loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend. Psalm 88:18 NLT

More Bible Verses About Friendship

I am a friend to anyone who fears you— anyone who obeys your commandments. Psalm 119:63 NLT

Wicked people are detestable to the Lord, but he offers his friendship to the godly. Psalm 3:32 NLT

With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous. Proverbs 11:9 NLT

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. Proverbs 11:30 NLT

You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:14 NIV

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV

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