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Want to know what the Bible says about Jesus As A Friend? Here are 213 Bible verses about Jesus As A Friend 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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John 15:15 NIV
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.
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John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
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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 17:17 NIV
A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
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James 2:23 NIV
And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend.
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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John 15:14 NIV
You are my friends if you do what I command.
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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 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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James 4:4 NIV
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
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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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Proverbs 27:9 NIV
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.
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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 27:5-6 NIV
5 Better is open rebuke
    than hidden love.
6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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John 15:12-15 NIV
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 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.
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Proverbs 27:6 NIV
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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Job 2:11 NIV
When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.
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James 4:8 NIV
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
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2 Kings 2:2 NIV
Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.
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