A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
2Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
36"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
37The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house— too much of you, and he will hate you.
17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered.
1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church in Cenchrea. 2I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been a great help to many people, including me.