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Popular Bible Verses about Friends

Found 109 Verses

1 John 4:1

Bible Rank: 148

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. NIV

BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. AMP

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. KJV


John 15:13

Bible Rank: 200

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. NIV

No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends. AMP

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. KJV


1 John 4:7

Bible Rank: 232

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. NIV

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. AMP

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. KJV


Philippians 2:12

Bible Rank: 272

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling NIV

Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). AMP

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. KJV


1 John 3:2

Bible Rank: 342

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. NIV

Beloved, we are [even here and] now God's children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [as God's children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is. AMP

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. KJV


2 Peter 3:8

Bible Rank: 929

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. NIV

Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. [Ps. 90:4.] AMP

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. KJV


John 15:15

Bible Rank: 1,034

I no longer call you servants, because servants do not know their master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. NIV

I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.] AMP

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. KJV


Romans 12:19

Bible Rank: 1,070

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. NIV

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord. [Deut. 32:35.] AMP

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. KJV


1 Peter 2:11

Bible Rank: 1,178

Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. NIV

Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul. AMP

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; KJV


1 Peter 4:12

Bible Rank: 1,203

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. NIV

Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you. AMP

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: KJV


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