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In a world often marked by uncertainty and change, the enduring value of a good friend is a cherished gift. The Bible, a timeless source of wisdom and guidance, provides us with 60 verses that illuminate the profound role of friendship as a divine blessing.

Join us on a journey through these verses as we explore the sacred teachings that affirm the profound truth: “A Good Friend Is A Blessing From God.”

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60 Bible Verses On A Good Friend Is A Blessing From God

1. Proverbs 13:20

“A companion of fools suffers harm, but one who walks with the wise will become wise.”

2. Proverbs 18:24

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

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3. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“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.”

4. Proverbs 27:17

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

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5. James 4:8

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”

6. 1 Corinthians 15:33

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.'”

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7. Proverbs 22:24-25

“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.”

8. Proverbs 17:17

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

9. John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

10. Proverbs 16:28

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Friendship in the Eyes of God

11. Exodus 33:11

“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.”

12. Psalm 25:14

“The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”

13. John 15:15

“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.”

14. James 2:23

“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend.”

15. Proverbs 22:11

“One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.”

16. Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

17. Psalm 119:63

“I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.”

18. Job 29:4

“Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house.”

19. 1 John 4:20-21

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”

20. Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

The Role of Friends in Scripture

21. Proverbs 27:6

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

22. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

“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. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

23. Proverbs 17:17

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

24. 1 Samuel 18:1

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

25. Proverbs 27:9

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

26. Proverbs 27:17

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

27. Proverbs 27:10

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.”

28. Job 2:11

“When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.”

29. Proverbs 18:24

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

30. Proverbs 27:5-6

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

 Finding Blessings Through Friendships

31. Proverbs 22:11

“One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.”

32. Proverbs 13:20

“A companion of fools suffers harm, but one who walks with the wise will become wise.”

33. Proverbs 27:6

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

34. 1 Samuel 18:1

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

35. James 2:23

“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend.”

36. John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

37. Proverbs 17:17

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

38. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“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.”

39. Proverbs 27:17

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

40. Psalm 119:63

“I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.”

Bible Verses Celebrating True Friendship

41. Proverbs 27:9

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

42. Proverbs 18:24

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

43. Proverbs 27:10

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.”

44. Proverbs 17:17

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

45. Proverbs 27:6

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

46. Proverbs 27:17

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

47. John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

48. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“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.”

49. 1 Samuel 18:1

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

50. Proverbs 13:20

“A companion of fools suffers harm, but one who walks with the wise will become wise.”

 God’s Guidance on Being a Good Friend

51. Proverbs 27:9

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

52. Proverbs 17:17

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

53. Proverbs 27:10

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.”

54. James 2:23

“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend.”

55. Proverbs 27:6

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

56. Proverbs 27:17

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

57. John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

58. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“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.”

59. 1 Samuel 18:1

“After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”

60. Proverbs 13:20

“A companion of fools suffers harm, but one who walks with the wise will become wise.”

Conclusion

As we conclude our exploration of these 60 Bible verses, we are reminded of the enduring message they convey: that true friendship is a divine gift, a source of comfort, strength, and guidance. These verses serve as a timeless reminder of the importance of cultivating and cherishing the bonds of friendship in our lives. In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, the wisdom of these verses reminds us that a good friend is indeed a precious blessing from God, a beacon of light on our journey through life. May we continue to seek, nurture, and appreciate these sacred connections, recognizing their profound significance in our spiritual and earthly pursuits.

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