Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one be warm alone? And if a man prevail against him that is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.
To him that is ready to faint kindness should be showed from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man’s friend that cometh of hearty counsel.
1 Peter 4:8-10
Above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins: using hospitality one to another without murmuring: according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God
1 Corinthians 15:33
Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul. Be thou not one of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts. If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; And go not to thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
Shall two walk together, except they have agreed?
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to bemoan him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his robe, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.