113 Best Bible Quotes About Friendship

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Here are the 113 best handpicked bible quotes about friendship:

From “A loyal friend is like a safe shelter; find one, and you have found a treasure.” to “The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.”

So if you want the best bible quotes about friendship, then you’re in the right place.

Let’s get started!

113 Best Bible Quotes About Friendship (Handpicked)

My Favorite Bible Quote About Friendship

#1

1 8

“A loyal friend is like a safe shelter; find one, and you have found a treasure.”

— Sirach 6:14

This favorite quote of mine shows the importance of having loyal friends who will serve like a safe space for us whenever life gets tough.

Finding a loyal friend is like finding a valuable treasure because they offer comfort and support and are ready to listen to you whenever you need an ear.

It reminds us to cherish and nurture real friendships because they’re like anchors that keep us steady during life’s ups and downs.

Best Handpicked Bible Quotes About Friendship

#2

2 7

“My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God. O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!”

— Job 16:20-21 KJV

#3

3 7

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

— Matthew 18:20 KJV

#4

4 6

“For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

— Romans 1:11-12 KJV

#5

5 6

“Honour thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

— Matthew 19:19 KJV

#6

6 6

“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

— John 15:15 KJV

#7

7 7

“God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.”

— Psalm 68:6 KJV

#8

8 8

“And I say unto you, make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.”

— Luke 16:9 KJV

#9

9 6

“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

— Romans 1:12 KJV

#10

10 6

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”

— 1 John 4:11 KJV

#11

11 8

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

— 1 Peter 4:9

#12

12 7

“And if one asks him, what are these wounds on your back? He will say, the wounds I received in the house of my friends.”

— Zechariah 13:6

#13

13 9

“Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.”

— Proverbs 14:4-6 KJV

#14

14 6

“As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; when the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; when I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil.”

— Job 29:4-6 KJV

#15

15 7

“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.”

— Psalm 41:9 KJV

#16

16 6

“As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.”

— Proverbs 27:19 KJV

#17

17 6

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.”

— 1 Samuel 18:1-3 KJV

#18

18 6

“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?”

— Proverbs 20:6 KJV

#19

19 6

“For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.”

— Psalm 55:12-14 KJV

#20

20 7

“Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.”

— 1 Samuel 22:23 KJV

#21

21 7

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

— Hebrews 13:5 KJV

#22

22 7

“He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”

— Proverbs 22:11 KJV

#23

23 7

“Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”

— Ruth 1:17 KJV

#24

24 7

“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”

— James 2:23 KJV

#25

25 6

“A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.”

— Proverbs 11:13 KJV

#26

26 6

“Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.”

— Job 2:11 KJV

#27

27 6

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

— James 4:8 KJV

#28

28 6

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

— Romans 5:10 KJV

#29

29 6

“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.”

— Exodus 33:11 KJV

#30

30 6

“The grief caused when a close friendship turns sour is as bad as death.”

— Sirach 37:2

#31

31 8

“And Ruth said, ‘Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.'”

— Ruth 1:16-17 KJV

#32

32 6

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”

— Romans 12:15 KJV

#33

33 6

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

— Amos 3:3 KJV

#34

34 8

“Then said David, ‘I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me.’ And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.”

— 2 Samuel 10:2 KJV

#35

35 6

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

— Proverbs 16:7 KJV

#36

36 5

“Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.”

— Proverbs 25:17 KJV

#37

37 5

“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.”

— Proverbs 25:19 KJV

#38

38 4

“His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.”

— Song of Songs 5:16

#39

39 4

“Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.”

— Proverbs 19:6

#40

40 4

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy.”

— Philippians 1:3-4 KJV

#41

41 4

“And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.”

— 1 Samuel 20:17 KJV

#42

42 4

“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”

— Ruth 1:16 KJV

#43

43 4

“And Jonathan said to David, ‘Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, the Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.’ And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.”

— 1 Samuel 20:42 KJV

#44

44 4

“A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.”

— Proverbs 14:6-7 KJV

#45

45 5

“For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.”

— Proverbs 3:32 KJV

#46

46 4

“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.”

— 2 Samuel 1:26 KJV

#47

47 5

“Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.”

— Psalm 73:25 KJV

#48

48 4

“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”

— 1 John 2:6 KJV

#49

49 4

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”

— Proverbs 15:22 KJV

#50

50 4

“But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.”

— Psalm 55:13 KJV

#51

51 5

“My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.”

— Job 16:20 KJV

#52

52 4

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

— John 3:16 KJV

#53

53 4

“Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.”

— Micah 7:5 KJV

#54

54 4

“At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.”

— 2 Timothy 4:16 KJV

#55

55 4

“As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle.”

— Job 29:4 KJV

#56

56 4

“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.”

— 1 John 3:7 KJV

#57

57 3

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy.”

— 2 Timothy 1:2-4 KJV

#58

58 4

“Peace, I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

— John 14:27 KJV

#59

59 3

“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.”

— Proverbs 27:14 KJV

#60

60 3

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

— Ephesians 4:32 KJV

#61

61 4

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”

— 2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

#62

62 3

“My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away.”

— Job 6:15 KJV

#63

63 3

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

— Ephesians 4:1-6 KJV

#64

64 3

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

— James 4:4 KJV

#65

65 3

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

— 1 John 1:9 KJV

#66

66 2

“Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.”

— Proverbs 27:10 KJV

#67

67 2

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

— 1 Peter 4:10 KJV

#68

68 3

“And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel.”

— 2 Kings 2:2 KJV

#69

69 2

“The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.”

— Proverbs 12:26 KJV

#70

70 2

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

— Hebrews 10:24-25 KJV

#71

71 2

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.”

— Psalm 37:3 KJV

#72

72 3

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

— 1 Peter 4:8 KJV

#73

73 3

“Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

— Proverbs 27:5-6 KJV

#74

74 2

“And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.”

— 1 John 4:21 KJV

#75

75 2

“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”

— Romans 12:16

#76

76 1

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”

— Proverbs 27:6 KJV

#77

77 1

“And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:12 KJV

#78

78 1

“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.”

— Proverbs 22:24-25 KJV

#79

79 1

“And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.”

— 1 Samuel 18:4 KJV

#80

80 1

“A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.”

— Proverbs 16:28 KJV

#81

81 1

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

— 1 John 4:7 KJV

#82

82 1

“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend.”

— Isaiah 41:8

#83

83 1

“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

— Philippians 2:4 KJV

#84

84 1

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”

— Galatians 6:2 KJV

#85

85 1

“To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.”

— Job 6:14 KJV

#86

86 1

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.”

— Romans 12:10-11 KJV

#87

87 1

“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

— Job 42:10 KJV

#88

88 1

“For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:10 KJV

#89

89 2

“Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.”

— James 4:11 KJV

#90

90 1

“If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself?”

— Ecclesiastes 4:11 KJV

#91

91 1

“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.”

— Proverbs 17:9 KJV

#92

92 1

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.”

— Philippians 1:3-5 KJV

#93

93 1

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

— Philippians 2:3 KJV

#94

94 1

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

#95

95 1

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”

— Proverbs 19:20 KJV

#96

96 1

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

— Proverbs 27:17 KJV

#97

97 1

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’” 

— Luke 5:20

#98

98 1

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

— Colossians 3:13 KJV

#99

99 1

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

— Psalm 133:1 KJV

#100

100 1

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

— 1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

#101

101 1

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”

— Colossians 3:12-14 KJV

#102

102 2

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.”

— 1 John 1:3

#103

103 1

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

— Proverbs 17:17 KJV

#104

104

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.”

— Proverbs 27:9 KJV

#105

105 1

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

— Proverbs 13:20 KJV

#106

106 1

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

#107

107 1

“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

— Luke 6:31 KJV

#108

108 2

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

— Proverbs 18:24 KJV

#109

109 1

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

— Galatians 6:28

#110

110 1

“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.”

— Ephesians 4:29

#111

111 1

“Pleasant speech multiplies friends, and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.”

— Sirach 6:5

#112

112

“These people are friendly with us; let them live in the land and trade in it, for the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters in marriage, and let us give them our daughters.”

— Genesis 34:21

#113

113

“The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.”

— Proverbs 14:20