Bible Verses about Fake Friends

Fake Friends Bible Verses

Here are the most relevant bible verses about fake friends; they’re God’s wisdom to help you discern who two-faced friends or pretenders are and know how to live with them.

Jeremiah 9:4, NIV

“Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.”

Proverbs 19:4, AMP

“Wealth makes many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.”

Proverbs 19:6-7, NIV

“Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. The poor are shunned by all their relatives—how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.”

Psalm 38:11, NIV

“My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.”

Psalm 55:12-14, NIV

“If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.”

Psalm 41:9, AMP

“Even my own close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me [betraying me].”

Proverbs 12:26, NIV

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Proverbs 20:19, AMP

“He who goes about as a gossip reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with a gossip [who talks freely or flatters].”

Proverbs 16:28, AMP

“A perverse man spreads strife, And one who gossips separates intimate friends.”

Proverbs 13:20, AMP

“He who walks [as a companion] with wise men will be wise, but the companions of [conceited, dull-witted] fools [are fools themselves and] will experience harm.”

Proverbs 22:24-26, NIV

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts”

1 Corinthians 15:33, AMP

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.'”

Proverbs 17:17, NIV

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

1 John 4:7-8, NIV

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Proverbs 27:9, NIV

“Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”

Proverbs 26:23-25, AMP

“Like a [common] clay vessel covered with the silver dross [making it appear silver when it has no real value] are burning lips [murmuring manipulative words] and a wicked heart. He who hates, disguises it with his lips, But he stores up deceit in his heart. When he speaks graciously and kindly [to conceal his malice], do not trust him. For seven abominations are in his heart.”

Proverbs 27:6, NIV

“Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.”

Luke 22:47-48, NIV

“While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

Now, be in charge

Discern who they are, for by the fruits of pretenders you shall spot them (Matthew 7:16).

Pray for your fake friends; we’re asked to do it (they may be your enemies): “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44, KJV).

And understand that the only friend of a Christian is God. He is the good person. His love for us is unconditional.

You’re blessed.

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