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Bible Verses about Friendship

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

A friend likes me for who I really am, worts and all. Even though they know my shortcomings they still love me anyway. – Kevin H.

Colossians 3:12-14 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 whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Friendship Bible Verse

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.

Loving each other like Jesus loved people is challenging. It requires sacrifice and self-denial. It means I must humble myself and consider others before I consider myself. To lay down my life on behalf of someone else is very challenging. Our military people put their lives in harms way for their country. They would be a great example to imitate in love for others above myself. – Kevin H.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 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! 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.
Bible Verse about Friendship

Having a friend to go through life with is so much better and rewarding than going it alone. To have someone there to pick you up when you've had a bad day or going through a tough time is so encouraging. – Kevin H.

Proverbs 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Although hard to hear sometimes, honesty is always appreciated from a friend who has my best interest at heart. It is irritating when people just tell me what they think I want to hear. – Kevin H.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Bible Verse on being a friend like Jesus

Walking like Jesus, being like Jesus, living like Jesus, and enjoying the fellowship of each other is challenging but definitely worth it. His blood continually cleansing me and purifying me helps keep my heart grateful and thankful. – Kevin H.

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