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Friend (139 Occurrences)

Matthew 11:19 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. " (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 20:13 "But he answered one of them,'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn't you agree with me for a denarius? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 22:12 and he said to him,'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He was speechless. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 5:20 He saw their faith and said to him, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." (WEY NAS NIV)

Luke 7:5 It is right for you to do this for him, because he is a friend to our nation, and himself has put up a Synagogue for us. (BBE)

Luke 7:34 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!' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:5 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, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:8 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. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 14:10 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. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 3:29 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. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, your dear friend is ill. (BBE)

John 11:11 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." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:37 But some of them said, This man, who made open the eyes of the blind man, was he not able to keep his friend from death? (BBE)

John 14:18 I will not let you be without a friend: I am coming to you. (BBE)

John 18:15 And Simon Peter went after Jesus with another disciple. Now that disciple was a friend of the high priest and he went in with Jesus into the house of the high priest; (BBE)

John 18:16 But Peter was kept outside at the door. Then this other disciple, who was a friend of the high priest, came out and had a word with the girl who kept the door, and took Peter in. (BBE)

John 18:37 "So then *you* are a king!" rejoined Pilate. "Yes," said Jesus, "you say truly that I am a king. For this purpose I was born, and for this purpose I have come into the world--to give testimony for the truth. Every one who is a friend of the truth listens to my voice." (WEY)

John 19:12 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!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 12:20 Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's personal aide, their friend, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Acts 13:7 who was a friend of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus. The Proconsul was a man of keen intelligence. He sent for Barnabas and Saul, and asked to be told God's Message. (WEY)

Romans 14:1 I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion. (WEY)

Romans 16:2 that you may receive her as a fellow Christian in a manner worthy of God's people, and may assist her in any matter in which she may need help. For she has indeed been a kind friend to many, including myself. (WEY)

Romans 16:5 Greet the assembly that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first fruits of Achaia to Christ. (See NIV)

Romans 16:9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. (See NIV)

Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Greet Persis, the beloved, who labored much in the Lord. (See NIV)

Galatians 4:16 So then am I no longer your friend, because I give you true words? (BBE)

Colossians 4:14 Luke, our well-loved medical friend, and Demas, send you their love. (BBE NIV)

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another, and let each one help to strengthen his friend, as in fact you do. (WEY)

1 Timothy 3:2 it behoveth, therefore, the overseer to be blameless, of one wife a husband, vigilant, sober, decent, a friend of strangers, apt to teach, (YLT)

2 Timothy 4:11 Luke is the only friend I now have with me. Call for Mark on your way and bring him with you, for he is a great help to me in my ministry. (WEY)

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon, our beloved fellow worker, (See NIV)

Philemon 1:17 If then you take me to be your friend and brother, take him in as myself. (BBE)

James 2:23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may be without sin. And if any man is a sinner, we have a friend and helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright one: (BBE)

3 John 1:1 The Elder to his dear friend Gaius. Truly I love you. (WEY NIV)

3 John 1:2 My dear friend, I pray that you may in all respects prosper and enjoy good health, just as your soul already prospers. (WEY NIV)

3 John 1:5 My dear friend, you are acting faithfully in all your behaviour towards the brethren, even when they are strangers to you. (WEY NIV)

3 John 1:11 My dear friend, do not follow wrong examples, but right ones. He who habitually does what is right is a child of God: he who habitually does what is wrong has not seen God. (WEY NIV)

Revelation 2:13 Satan's throne is there; and yet you are true to Me, and did not deny your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas My witness and faithful friend, who was put to death among you, in the place where Satan dwells. (WEY)

Genesis 26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Genesis 38:1 Now at that time, Judah went away from his brothers and became the friend of a man of Adullam named Hirah. (BBE)

Genesis 38:12 After many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 38:20 Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and was good to him, and made the keeper of the prison his friend. (BBE)

Exodus 23:4 If you come across the ox or the ass of one who is no friend to you wandering from its way, you are to take it back to him. (BBE)

Exodus 32:27 And he said to them, This is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: Let every man take his sword at his side, and go from one end of the tents to the other, putting to death his brother and his friend and his neighbour. (BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 33:11 Yahweh spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart out of the Tent. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 25:14 "'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another. (See NAS)

Leviticus 25:15 According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbor. According to the number of years of the crops he shall sell to you. (See NAS)

Deuteronomy 13:6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known, you, nor your fathers; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 19:4 This is the case of the manslayer, that shall flee there and live: whoever kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past; (See NAS)

Deuteronomy 19:5 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to chop wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live: (See NAS)

Judges 7:13 When Gideon came there, a man was giving his friend an account of his dream, saying, See, I had a dream about a cake of barley bread which, falling into the tents of Midian, came on to the tent, overturning it so that it was stretched out flat on the earth. (BBE NAS NIV)

Judges 7:14 And his friend in answer said, This is certainly the sword of Gideon, the son of Joash, the men of Israel: into their hands God has given up all the army of Midian. (BBE NAS NIV)

Judges 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 15:2 And her father said, It seemed to me that you had only hate for her; so I gave her to your friend: but is not her younger sister fairer than she? so please take her in place of the other. (BBE NIV)

Judges 15:6 Then the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they said, Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his friend. So the Philistines came up and had her and her father's house burned. (BBE NIV)

Ruth 4:1 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, "Ho, such a one! Turn aside, sit down here." He turned aside, and sat down. (See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 9:1 And David said, Is there still anyone of Saul's family living, so that I may be a friend to him, because of Jonathan? (BBE)

2 Samuel 9:3 And the king said, Is there anyone of Saul's family still living, to whom I may be a friend in God's name? And Ziba said, There is a son of Jonathan, whose feet are damaged. (BBE)

2 Samuel 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very subtle man. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 15:37 So Hushai, David's friend, came into the city; and Absalom came into Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 16:16 It happened, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, had come to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, "Long live the king! Long live the king!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 16:17 Absalom said to Hushai, "Is this your kindness to your friend? Why didn't you go with your friend?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 4:5 and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, and the king's friend; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 5:1 Now Hiram, king of Tyre, hearing that Solomon had been made king in place of his father, sent his servants to him; for Hiram had ever been a friend to David. (BBE NAS NIV)

1 Kings 16:11 It happened, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he struck all the house of Baasha: he didn't leave him a single one who urinates on a wall, neither of his relatives, nor of his friends. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 19:2 And David said, I will be a friend to Hanun, the son of Nahash, because his father was a friend to me. So David sent men to him, to give him words of comfort on account of his father. And the servants of David came to Hanun, to the land of the children of Ammon, offering him comfort. (BBE)

1 Chronicles 27:33 Ahithophel was the king's counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend: (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:7 Did not you, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 13:4 Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who had been placed over the rooms of the house of our God, being a friend of Tobiah, (BBE)

Job 6:14 "To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 6:27 Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 12:4 I am to be one that is a derision to his friend, I who call upon +God, and whom he will answer: a derision is the just upright man. (DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 16:20 My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God, (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 16:21 Oh that there were arbitration for a man with +God, as a son of man for his friend! (DBY YLT NIV)

Job 17:5 He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 36:33 He sheweth by it 'to' his friend substance, Anger against perversity. (YLT)

Psalms 7:4 if I have rewarded evil to him who was at peace with me (yes, if I have delivered him who without cause was my adversary), (See NAS RSV)

Psalms 15:3 He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man; (WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 35:14 I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 50:18 When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers. (See RSV)

Psalms 55:13 But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 88:18 You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 101:4 The false heart I will send away from me: I will not have an evil-doer for a friend. (BBE)

Psalms 119:63 I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts. (WEB NIV)

Psalms 142:4 Looking to my right side, I saw no man who was my friend: I had no safe place; no one had any care for my soul. (BBE)

Proverbs 2:17 who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God: (WEB ASV)

Proverbs 3:28 Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee. (YLT)

Proverbs 3:32 For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, but his friendship is with the upright. (Root in WEB ASV BBE)

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, (KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, You are my sister; let knowledge be named your special friend: (BBE NAS RSV)

Proverbs 8:12 I, wisdom, have made wise behaviour my near relation; I am seen to be the special friend of wise purposes. (BBE)

Proverbs 11:9 With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out. (YLT)

Proverbs 12:26 A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Root in WEB JPS NIV)


Friend (139 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the
like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an ...
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Friend's (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Friend's (3 Occurrences). ... (See NAS). Proverbs 27:17 Iron
sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance. (WEB). ...
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Friendship (13 Occurrences)
...FRIEND; FRIENDSHIP. ... Abraham, because of the intimacy of his relations, was called
"the friend of God" (2 Chronicles 20:7 Isaiah 41:8 James 2:23). ...
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Intimate (12 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate
friend. 4. (n.) An intimate friend or associate; a confidant. ...
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Zabud (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Gift, the son of Nathan, who was "king's friend" in the
court of Solomon (1 Kings 4:5). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZABUD. ...
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Lover (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the
welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country. ...
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Familiar (35 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed
in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures. ...
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Onesiphorus (2 Occurrences)
... o-ne-sif'-o-rus (Onesiphoros, literally, "profit bringer" (2 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy
4:19)): 1. The Friend of Paul: Onesiphorus was a friend of the apostle Paul ...
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Friendly (17 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Having the temper and disposition of a friend;
disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable. ...
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Regemmelech (1 Occurrence)
...Friend of the king, one of the two messengers sent by the exiled Jews to Jerusalem
in the time of Darius (Zechariah 7:2) to make inquiries at the temple. Int. ...
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2321. Theophilos -- "friend of God," Theophilus, the addressee of ...
... "friend of ... Word Origin from theos and philos Definition "friend of God," Theophilus,
the addressee of Luke and Acts NASB Word Usage Theophilus (2). Theophilus. ...
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4939. suntrophos -- one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an ...
... one brought up with, ie a foster brother or an intimate friend. Part of Speech:
Adjective Transliteration: suntrophos Phonetic Spelling: (soon'-trof-os) Short ...
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734. Artemas -- "gift of Artemis," Artemas, a friend of the ...
... << 733b, 734. Artemas. 735 >>. "gift of Artemis," Artemas, a friend of the apostle
Paul. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Artemas Phonetic Spelling ...
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2083. hetairos -- a companion
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: hetairos Phonetic Spelling: (het-ah'-ee-ros) Short
Definition: a companion, comrade Definition: a companion, comrade, friend. ...
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5384. philos -- beloved, dear, friendly
... Adjective; Indeclinable Numeral (Adjective) Transliteration: philos Phonetic Spelling:
(fee'-los) Short Definition: friendly, a friend Definition: friendly ...
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5363. philanthropia -- love for mankind, kindness
... 5363 (from 5384 , "a friend" and 444 , "of , people") -- properly, a "friend
(benefactor) of humanity"; a person who warmly loves others, treating them with ...
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5385. philosophia -- the love or pursuit of wisdom
... Jewish theology. 5385 (from 5384 , "a friend" and 4678 , "") - properly,
a friend (lover) of wisdom (used only in Col 2:8). 5835 ...
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5386. philosophos -- a philosopher
... philosopher Definition: a philosopher. Cognate: 5386 -- literally, "a lover
(friend) of wisdom" (used only in Ac 17:18). Word Origin from ...
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865. aphilagathos -- without love of good
... 865 (from 1 , "not" and 5358 , "a friend, lover of what is good") -- properly,
describing someone who is hostile to the things of God -- ie an active opponent ...
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4139. plesion -- near, neighboring
... Neuter of a derivative of pelas (near); (adverbially) close by; as noun, a neighbor,
ie Fellow (as man, countryman, Christian or friend) -- near, neighbour. ...
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ATS Bible Dictionary

Abraham is signally honored in being called "the friend of God," Isaiah 41:8 James 2:23. Christ granted a similar honor and blessing to his disciples, John 15:15. It is a different word, however, in Greek, by which he addressed Judas, Matthew 26:50; the word there translated friend, means simply companion, and appears to have been used as a conversational term not implying friendship. The same word occurs in Matthew 20:13 22:12.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

frend, frend'-ship: In the Old Testament two words, variously translated "friend" or "companion": re`eh, indicating a mere associate, passing friend, neighbor, or companion; 'ahabh, indicating affection natural or unnatural. In the New Testament also two words: hetairos, "a comrade," or "fellow," and philos, suggesting a more affectionate relation.

Literature abounds in concrete examples of friendship of either kind noted above, and of profoundly philosophic as well as sentimental and poetic expositions of the idea of friendship. Notable among these are the Old Testament examples. Abraham, because of the intimacy of his relations, was called "the friend of God" (2 Chronicles 20:7 Isaiah 41:8 James 2:23). "Yahweh spake unto Moses face to face, as a man. unto his friend" (Exodus 33:11). The romantic aspect of the friendship of Ruth and Naomi is interesting (Ruth 1:16-18). The devotion of Hushai, who is repeatedly referred to as David's friend (2 Samuel 15:37; 2 Samuel 16:16), is a notable illustration of the affection of a subordinate for his superior. The mutual friendship of David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1), from which the author is made to say, "The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul," is another example. Again in his pathetic lament for Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:26), David says in highly emotional tones that his love "was wonderful, passing the love of women." Elijah and Elisha form a unique illustration of semiprofessional affection (2 Kings 2).

In the New Testament, Jesus and His disciples illustrate the growth of friendship from that of teacher and disciple, lord and servant, to that of friend and friend (John 15:13-15). Paul and Timothy are likewise conspicuous (2 Timothy 1:2).

In general literature we have the classic incident, recorded by Plutarch, of Damon and Pythias during the rule of Dionysius. Pythias, condemned to death, was about to be executed but desired to see his family. Damon offered himself as a ransom in case he should not return in time for the hour of execution. Returning in time, both were released by the great Dionysius, who asked to be taken into the secret of such friendship. The writings on friendship are many. Plato and Cicero have immortalized themselves by their comments. Cicero held dearly the friendship of Scipio, declaring that of all that Nature or Fortune ever gave him there was nothing which could compare with the friendship of Scipio. Bacon, Emerson, Black, Gladden, King, Hillis, and many others in later days have written extensively concerning friendship. The best illustration of the double use of the word (see above) is that in Proverbs 18:24, "He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Again, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend" (27:17). The honesty and frankness of genuine friends are set forth in the maxim, "Faithful are the wounds of a friend" (27:6).

Walter G. Clippinger




Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a well-wisher; an intimate associate; sometimes, an attendant.

2. (n.) One not inimical or hostile; one not a foe or enemy; also, one of the same nation, party, kin, etc., whose friendly feelings may be assumed. The word is some times used as a term of friendly address.

3. (n.) One who looks propitiously on a cause, an institution, a project, and the like; a favorer; a promoter; as, a friend to commerce, to poetry, to an institution.

4. (n.) One of a religious sect characterized by disuse of outward rites and an ordained ministry, by simplicity of dress and speech, and esp. by opposition to war and a desire to live at peace with all men. They are popularly called Quakers.

5. (n.) A paramour of either sex.

6. (v. t.) To act as the friend of; to favor; to countenance; to befriend.

Strong's Hebrew
7453. rea -- friend, companion, fellow
rea or rea. << 7452, 7453. rea or rea. 7454 >>. friend, companion, fellow.
Transliteration: rea or rea Phonetic Spelling: (ray'-ah) Short Definition: neighbor. ...
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4828. merea -- friend, companion
... << 4827, 4828. merea. 4829 >>. friend, companion. Transliteration: merea Phonetic
Spelling: (may-ray'-ah) Short Definition: companion. ... companion, friend. ...
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7463b. reeh -- a friend
... reeh. 7464 >>. a friend. Transliteration: reeh Short Definition: friend. Word Origin
from raah Definition a friend NASB Word Usage friend (3). << 7463a, 7463b. ...
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7462c. raah -- to be a special friend
... << 7462b, 7462c. raah. 7463 >>. to be a special friend. Transliteration:
raah Short Definition: friend. Word Origin denominative verb ...
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7467. Reuel -- "friend of God," Moses' father-in-law, also an ...
... << 7466b, 7467. Reuel. 7468 >>. "friend of God," Moses' father-in-law, also
an Edomite, a Gadite, and a Benjamite. Transliteration: Reuel ...
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276. Achuzzath -- "possession," a friend of Abimelech
... << 275, 276. Achuzzath. 277 >>. "possession," a friend of Abimelech. Transliteration:
Achuzzath Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ooz-zath') Short Definition: Ahuzzath. ...
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4378. makkar -- acquaintance, friend
... << 4377, 4378. makkar. 4379 >>. acquaintance, friend. Transliteration: makkar
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-kawr') Short Definition: acquaintance. ...
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8018. Shelemyah -- "friend of Yah," the name of several Israelites
... "friend of Yah," the name of several Israelites. Transliteration: Shelemyah or
shelemyahu Phonetic Spelling: (shel-em-yaw') Short Definition: Shelemiah. ...
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464. Eliphaz -- "God is fine gold," a son of Esau, also a friend ...
... Eliphaz. 465 >>. "God is fine gold," a son of Esau, also a friend of Job.
Transliteration: Eliphaz Phonetic Spelling: (el-ee-faz') Short Definition: Eliphaz. ...
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2437. Chirah -- a friend of Judah
... << 2436, 2437. Chirah. 2438 >>. a friend of Judah. Transliteration: Chirah
Phonetic Spelling: (khee-raw') Short Definition: Hirah. Word ...
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