Research on the word “Friendship” is made easy in this article because we have worked on the Bible verses on different areas in the Bible that explain friendship. The following are the areas you can search for the Bible Verses on friendship: Bible verses that encourage friends, Bible verses that give courage and boldness to friends, Bible verses that encourage friendship virtues and disciplines, Bible verses that motivate friends and Bible verses that teach ways to choose friends.

Bible Verses that encourage friends.

  1. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
  1.  “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
  2.  “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
  3. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:3)
  4. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:12-14).
  5. “Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.” (James 4:11).
  6. “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. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:12-15).
  7. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3).

Bible verses that give courage and boldness to friends.

  1. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:28)
  1. “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” (1 John 4:11)
  2. “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.” (Job 6:14)
  3. “My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.” (Job 16:20-21)
  4. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”(1 Thessalonians 5:11).
  5. “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.”(1 Peter 4:8-10).
  6. “One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend.”(Proverbs 17:9).

Bible verses that encourage friendship virtues and disciplines

  1. “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” (Proverbs 19:20).
  2. “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”(Proverbs 17:17).
  3. “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12).
  4. “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17).
  5. “When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before!”(Job 42:10).
  6. “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26 ).
  7. “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” (Proverbs 13:20).
  8. “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” (Proverbs 15:22).
  9. “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”  (Proverbs 16:28).
  10. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17).
  11. “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24).
  12. “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” (Proverbs 19:20).
  13. “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.” (Proverbs 22:24-25).
  14. “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” (Proverbs 27:9).

Bible verses that motivate friends.

  1. “Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” (Luke 16:9).
  1. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13).
  2. “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.” (Ecclesiastes 4:10).
  3. “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” (Proverbs 27:9).
  4. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy (Proverbs 27:6).

Bible verses that teach ways to choose friends.

  1. “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26).
  2. “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.” (Proverbs 22:24-25).
  3. “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
  4. “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” (Proverbs 13:20).
  5. “Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” (Proverbs 27:5-60).
  6. “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24).
  7.  “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)
  8.  “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13).
  9.  “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31).
  10.  “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8).
  11.  “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” (1 Corinthians 1:10).
  12.  “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7).
  13.  “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)
  14.  “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:5)
  15.  “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).
  16.  “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10: 24-25).
  17.  “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.  Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.” Amen. (1 Peter 4:8-11).
  18.  “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1).