Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals.
For where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD do the same to me [as He has done to you], and more also, if anything but death separates me from you.
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend.
Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.
Open rebuke is better than love that is hidden. [Prov. 28:23; Gal. 2:14.] Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful.
If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.