As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." [^5]
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative's house when disaster strikes you — better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.
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.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,
or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
17 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?
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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.
Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.