By Christina Patterson, Crosswalk.com
What does the Bible say about Friendship? Scripture provides us with some of the best advice for choosing our friends and maintaining beneficial relationships. Jesus said, "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12)
There are many things we can learn about being a good friend from friendships found in the Bible. Also, there are incredible benefits to having great friends in our life for emotional and spiritual support.
Below you will find the best scripture quotes about friendship!
20 Best Bible Verses on Friendship
"Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel"
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!"
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now."
"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord."
'Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.'
"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.'
Bible Verses about Warnings in Friendship
"Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.'
'Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.'
"A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends."
"Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
Bible Verses about Strength in Friendship
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Bible Verses about the Power in Friendship
'Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them."
"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."
Bible Verses about Our Greatest Friend
"No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her Masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.