Friends & Neighbors
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Cross Reference: James 2:17 see also Leviticus 19:17 & Ephesians 4:15
Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. 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.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Cross Reference: Psalms 41:1, Prov 19:17, 28:8
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
Total Verses: 41
Total Passages: 30