Scriptures on Friendship

Scriptures on Friendship

Scriptures on Friendship

If you want to know what Scripture says about friendship, here are some good Bible verses to get you started.

Do you have questions about any of these, or know of some other Scriptures which talk about friendship? Leave them in the comment section below.

1 Samuel 18:1-3

Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father’s house anymore. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Proverbs 18:24

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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 25:16-17

Have you found honey? Eat only as much as you need, Lest you be filled with it and vomit. Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house, Lest he become weary of you and hate you.

Proverbs 27:5-6

Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

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.

John 15:12-15

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

1 Samuel 18:1

Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Proverbs 27:6

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Proverbs 18:24

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


Scriptural Books on Friendship

Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches on the topic of friendship. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.

The Friendships of Women
Becoming Friends
Growing Friendships
Friendships