For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
behold, all the women who are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Your familiar friends have set you on, and have prevailed over you: [now that] your feet are sunk in the mire, they are turned away back.
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.
"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.
My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,
He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.
My relatives have gone away. My familiar friends have forgotten me.
All my familiar friends abhor me. They whom I loved have turned against me.
"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.
as I was in the ripeness of my days, when the friendship of God was in my tent,
Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
It was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.
the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This, my joy, therefore is made full.
He said these things, and after that, he said to them, "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake him out of sleep."
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
At this, Pilate was seeking to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you release this man, you aren't Caesar's friend! Everyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!"
But Samson's wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
She weeps bitterly in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her: All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they are become her enemies.
He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,'
I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.
"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.
He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.
When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'
When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.'
But he answered his father, 'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.
I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.
You will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will cause some of you to be put to death.
Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.
When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
He didn't allow him, but said to him, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you."
If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?
Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children."
"But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn't you agree with me for a denarius?
and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless.
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth!
All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:
For the perverse is an abomination to the LORD, but his friendship is with the upright.
A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends.
A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.
Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man's friend.
Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance.
He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him. He will show them his covenant.
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.
He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant.
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.
You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness. A contemplation by Ethan, the Ezrahite.
I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts.
Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat down there. Behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spoke came by; to whom he said, "Come over here, friend, and sit down!" He turned aside, and sat down.
Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends
His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem. Friends
Without realizing it, my desire set me with my royal people's chariots. Friends
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends
Many waters can't quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned. Friends
You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice! Beloved
One will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love ye therefore the stranger.
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