Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.
A companion I [am] to all who fear Thee, And to those keeping Thy precepts.
Be not led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;
Better [is] open reproof than hidden love.
Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
Thine own friend, and the friend of thy father, forsake not, And the house of thy brother enter not In a day of thy calamity, Better [is] a near neighbour than a brother afar off.
The two [are] better than the one, in that they have a good reward by their labour.
For if they fall, the one raiseth up his companion, but wo to the one who falleth and there is not a second to raise him up!
Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
At all times is the friend loving, And a brother for adversity is born.
And Jonathan maketh -- also David -- a covenant, because he loveth him as his own soul,
13 greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
14 ye are my friends, if ye may do whatever I command you;
15 no more do I call you servants, because the servant hath not known what his lord doth, and you I have called friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I did make known to you.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one`s friend -- from counsel of the soul.
Beloved, if thus did God love us, we also ought one another to love;
God no one hath ever seen; if we may love one another, God in us doth remain, and His love is having been perfected in us;
1 A Song of the Ascents, by David. Lo, how good and how pleasant The dwelling of brethren -- even together!
2 As the good oil on the head, Coming down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, That cometh down on the skirt of his robes,
3 As dew of Hermon -- That cometh down on hills of Zion, For there Jehovah commanded the blessing -- Life unto the age!
Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul.
A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?
16 in this we have known the love, because he for us his life did lay down, and we ought for the brethren the lives to lay down;
17 and whoever may have the goods of the world, and may view his brother having need, and may shut up his bowels from him -- how doth the love of God remain in him?
18 My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!
`This is my command, that ye love one another, according as I did love you;
greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
A man with friends [is] to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!
and fulfilled was the Writing that is saying, `And Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;` and, `Friend of God` he was called.
Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated.
in the love of brethren, to one another kindly affectioned: in the honour going before one another;