Bible Verses about Friendship – It’s good to have friends, but sometimes people make friends with the wrong people who influence them in ways that are not wholesome. What kind of friends does a follower of Jesus have? What does it mean to be a friend according to the Bible? Read the Scriptures below for an answer to these questions and more.
7 Bible Verses about Friendship
As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.