What The Bible Says About Friends

The Bible is packed with great advice. Some of it on how to pick friends, how to treat friends and who is the greatest friend!

“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?” – C.S. Lewis

What does the Bible say about friendship? The Bible gives us guidance on how to pick friends, how to treat friends and who is the greatest friend. Read through these seven verses about friendship to inspire you today.

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.

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.

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


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

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Luke 6:31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Greatest Friend is God

James 4:8  Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

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