Notes on Friends


  • I Samuel 18:1-4; 20:4-7 Jonathan and David
  • Ruth 1:16 Ruth and Naomi
  • Acts 18:3 Aquila, Priscilla, and Paul


  • Joshua 1:5 "No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you."
  • Proverbs 17:9 "He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends."
  • Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity."
  • Proverbs 18:24 "A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
  • Proverbs 27:10 "Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, Nor go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away."
  • Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 "Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up."
  • Isaiah 54:10 "For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says the LORD, who has mercy on you"
  • John 13:1 "Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end."
  • John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
  • Romans 12:15 "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."

Good Friends

  • Psalms 119:63 "I am a companion of all who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts."
  • Proverbs 13:20 "He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed."
  • Philippians 1:3 "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you"
  • I 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 Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."


  • Psalms 1:1 "Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;"
  • Psalms 119:115 "Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!"
  • Psalms 141:4 "Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies."
  • Proverbs 1:10 "My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent."
  • Proverbs 1:15 "My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path;"
  • Proverbs 22:24-25 "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."
  • Proverbs 24:1 "Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them;"
  • Proverbs 28:7 "Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father."
  • Proverbs 29:3 "Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, But a companion of harlots wastes his wealth."
  • I Corinthians 15:33 "Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits.""

Rejection by Friends

  • Job 19:19 "All my close friends abhor me, And those whom I love have turned against me."
  • Psalms 31:11 "I am a reproach among all my enemies, But especially among my neighbors, And am repulsive to my acquaintances; Those who see me outside flee from me."
  • Mark 14:50 "Then they all forsook Him and fled."
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