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. 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.
3. Proverbs 27:5-6
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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. John 15:12-15
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
6. Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
7. Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
8. Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
9. Proverbs 12:26
A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
10. James 4:4
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
11. Job 29:4-6
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house, when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me, when my path was drenched with cream and the rock poured out for me streams of olive oil.
12. Job 16:20-21
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend.