All my life I've loved books. But the Bible was the only book that ever loved me back.
- Edward Grinnan, author of The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours
Friends are God’s most precious gifts. They enrich your life, cheer your successes and lift your spirits when you encounter hard times. These Bible verses about friendship will remind you of the need to develop and nurture the relationships in your life.
Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
My go-between, my friend. While my eyes drip tears to God, let him plead with God for a human being, like a person pleads for a friend.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.
Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket.
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can crush strong opposition.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
The Lord hates those who don't keep their word, but he delights in those who do.
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
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.