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How many times is friendship mentioned in the Bible?

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September 18, 2009 1:27AM

The word "friendship" is spoken in only two verses in the


Pr 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious

man thou shalt not go:

Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the

friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore

will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

However the word "friend" is spoken 56 times...

Ge 38:12 And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife

died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers

to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Ge 38:20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the

Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he

found her not.

Ex 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man

speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but

his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out

of the tabernacle.

De 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy

daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as

thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve

other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

Jud 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had

used as his friend.

2Sa 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of

Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

2Sa 15:37 So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom

came into Jerusalem.

2Sa 16:16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's

friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God

save the king, God save the king.

2Sa 16:17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy

friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?

1Ki 4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and

Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's


2Ch 20:7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants

of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of

Abraham thy friend for ever?

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his

friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Job 6:27 Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for

your friend.

Ps 35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or

brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his


Ps 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did

eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Ps 88:18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine

acquaintance into darkness.

Pr 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast

stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Pr 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come

into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy


Pr 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for


Pr 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh

surety in the presence of his friend.

Pr 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and

there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Pr 19:6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man

is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Pr 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his

lips the king shall be his friend.

Pr 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an

enemy are deceitful.

Pr 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the

sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Pr 27:10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not;

neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for

better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

Pr 27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising

early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Pr 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance

of his friend.

So 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This

is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of


Isa 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have

chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

Jer 6:21 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay

stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons

together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall


Jer 19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and

the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the

flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their

enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

Ho 3:1 Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of

her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD

toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love

flagons of wine.

Mic 7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide:

keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

Mt 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say,

Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans

and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Mt 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee

no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

Mt 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither

not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

Mt 26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come?

Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

Lu 7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say,

Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans

and sinners!

Lu 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend,

and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend

me three loaves;

Lu 11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I

have nothing to set before him?

Lu 11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him,

because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will

rise and give him as many as he needeth.

Lu 14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest

room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,

Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence

of them that sit at meat with thee.

Joh 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend

of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth

greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is


Joh 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them,

Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of


Joh 19:12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but

the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not

Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against


Ac 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and

Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made

Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because

their country was nourished by the king's country.

Jas 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham

believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he

was called the Friend of God.

Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the

friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore

will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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