Bible Verse Quotes on Abandoning Friends

Always check the context of a verse. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say.


1

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬

"There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother."

 

“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”


2

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:10‬

"Never abandon a friend— either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away."

 

“Never abandon a friend— either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.”


3

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬

"A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."

“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.”


4

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭41:9‬ 

"Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me."
“Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me.”


5

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55:12‭-‬14‬

"It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God."
“It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God.”


6

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:4‬

"Wealth makes many “friends”; poverty drives them all away."
“Wealth makes many “friends”; poverty drives them all away.”


7

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:20‬

"The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.”
“The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.”


8

‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


9

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:33‬

"Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
“Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”


10

‭‭Job‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭

"My family is gone, and my close friends have forgotten me."
“My family is gone, and my close friends have forgotten me.”


11

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:10‬ ‭

"Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close."
“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.”


12

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭

"At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it."

 

“At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it.”


13

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭

"I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people."
“I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.”


14

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭20:17‬ ‭

"And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself."
“And Jonathan made David reaffirm his vow of friendship again, for Jonathan loved David as he loved himself.”


15

‭‭2 John‬ ‭1:10‭-‬11‬ ‭

"If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work."
“If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work.”


16

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭38:11‬ ‭

"My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance."
“My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.”


17

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:7‬ ‭

"The relatives of the poor despise them; how much more will their friends avoid them! Though the poor plead with them, their friends are gone."
“The relatives of the poor despise them; how much more will their friends avoid them! Though the poor plead with them, their friends are gone.”


18

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:20‬ ‭

"The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm."
“The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”


19

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭22:3‬ ‭

"You have not abandoned your fellow Israelites this entire time, right up to this very day. You have completed the task given you by the Lord your God."
“You have not abandoned your fellow Israelites this entire time, right up to this very day. You have completed the task given you by the Lord your God.”


20

‭‭Job‬ ‭6:14‬ ‭

“To the one in despair, kindness should come from his friend even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty."
“To the one in despair, kindness should come from his friend even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.”

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