What does the Bible have to say about friendship? There are many Bible verses about friendship. God explains how He wants His children to treat one another and He describes what happens when people are unkind to each other. He does this to make it clear that people are to be honest, considerate, peaceful, and loving. Read below to learn more about His desire for a life of joyful friendships for you.
When you read the Bible quotes on friendship below, think about how these might apply to your life. You can also use them to send to friends and uplift and encourage them via email, text or social media.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
Don't quarrel with anyone. Be at peace with everyone, just as much as possible.
Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.
1 Corinthians 10:24
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7