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Want to know what the Bible says about what kind of friends to have? Here are 8 Bible verses about what kind of friends to have 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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2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIV
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
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Philippians 4:8 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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1 John 5:19 NIV
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.
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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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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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