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20 Bible verses about friendship – Become the ultimate friend

We’ve compiled a list of Bible verses about how to become a good friend.

Meditate on the verses below and gain the real mentality and characteristics needed to become a true friend. The scriptures below reveal what it takes to build companionship, compassion and support for others in a sincere way.

1. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31

2. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18

3. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesian 4:29

4. “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,
or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.” – Proverbs 22:24-25 
5. “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” – Proverbs 12:26
6. “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” – Proverbs 15:22
7. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
8. “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” – Proverbs 13:20
9. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
10. “Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” – Proverbs 27: 5-6 


11. “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24 

12. “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” – 1 Corinthians 15:33

13. “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” – Proverbs 19:20

14. “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” –  Matthew 18:21-22

15. “ Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” – Luke 6:36

16. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10

17. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

18. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13

19. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:12-14

20. “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22




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