Bible Verses On The Importance Of Having Friends

Friendship is one of the best gifts from God to us in life. We find trusted friends who know us and love us for who we are in good friends. Friendship can cause problems for us as well and it takes a lot of work and maintenance to keep a healthy and long-lasting friendship. Friends are the ones who will also see us through our challenges and difficulties in life and who show us their love and care. They help us during a crisis with words of wisdom from the word of God to help build us up.


We should never ever take our friendships for granted and should look to the Bible on how to choose good friends and on how important having friends are in our lives. Stay in touch with friends and share the word of God with them in the form of texts or messages to build them and their families up. Here are some Bible verses on friendship that will help give you more insight into a friendship based on the word of God.

Job 42:10

“When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before.”

Proverbs 17:17

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

Proverbs 27:9

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”

Psalms 133:1

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

Romans 12:10

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.”

Proverbs 18:24

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

John 15:12-13

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Colossians 3:13

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Job 6:14

“Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.”

Proverbs 17:9

“One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.”

Proverbs 27:10

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.”

Proverbs 16:28

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 22:24-25

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.”

1 Peter 4:8-10

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

Ecclesiastes 4:10

“If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”


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