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Want to know what the Bible says about Bad Friends? Here are 98 Bible verses about Bad Friends from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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Proverbs 16:28 NIV
A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip separates close friends.
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Matthew 5:30 NIV
And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
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Proverbs 22:24-25 NIV
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
    do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you may learn their ways
    and get yourself ensnared.
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Proverbs 13:20 NIV
Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.
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Proverbs 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
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1 John 4:8 NIV
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
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1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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1 John 4:1 NIV
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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Proverbs 14:7 NIV
Stay away from a fool,
    for you will not find knowledge on their lips.
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1 John 3:17 NIV
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
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1 John 3:7-8 NIV
7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
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Titus 3:9-11 NIV
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
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Proverbs 12:26 NIV
The righteous choose their friends carefully,
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
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Proverbs 18:24 NIV
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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Proverbs 1:10 NIV
My son, if sinful men entice you,
    do not give in to them.
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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Revelation 21:8 NIV
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars —they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
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1 Timothy 6:10 NIV
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
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Proverbs 27:6 NIV
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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98 Bible Verses about Bad Friends

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