Proverbs 18:24

 

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:24

“A man that hath friends must shewe himselfe friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer then a brother.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Proverbs chapter 18
 

“A man of {too many} friends {comes} to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“He that maketh many friends `doeth it' to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“There are friends who may be a man's destruction, but there is a lover who keeps nearer than a brother.”
Basic English Bible
 

“A man of [many] friends will come to ruin but there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.”
Darby Bible
 

“A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother. ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
World English Bible
 

“A man with friends [is] to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!”
Youngs Literal Bible
 

“ There are friends that one hath to his own hurt; but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible
 


 

Margaret Hope's comment on 2020-05-20 09:42:53:

Hello Tina, I have taken an online course in Theology and got my BA Degree in such so I may also teach the Bible Scriptures to the children and teenagers in my community. I have a 28 year old daughter in another state, whom I use to teach a Bible study with, but God has other plans for as well, as soon as the opportunity comes for me to teach scriptures to others. I believe as you mentioned: "I wish we could remove the false traditions of men that Satan keeps us separate and fearful of one another" that we can stand strong in teaching the Word of God to those who have never had a chance to read the Bible or have never heard God's Word before. I pray that God will give you guidance in fulfilling your duties of spreading the Word of God in any way you can do possibly and help in saving the lives of others in salvation around the world. May God give us wisdom and knowledge to spread the study of the Biblical Scriptures to all areas of the globe as we can..In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

 

Cypher cephas's comment on 2015-02-14 14:24:14:

A man who wants a good friend must presents himself as one good friend and there is a friend that is always closer who u can share ur secrets with than a brother.. Confess ur fault to one another sticker friend and pray for one another.. This is a sign of love.real love..

 

Brianna's comment on 2014-12-24 03:50:43:

Anyone remember that old school song Friends? Wonder if this scripture inspired them?? Anyways, I like the point of how true it is that a friend can be more reliant that even family ties! People who are suppose to be there for you, blood, may not be as loving a friend!!! The internal thing put within humans that allows us to make relationships bond with another person is really amazing.

 

ISAAC's comment on 2014-03-15 13:34:13:

REMEMBER IT S ABOUT LOVE IT S ALL ABOUT JESUS ON YOUR OWN YOU CAN T BE THE KIND OF FRIEND GOD COMMANDS US TO BE WE NEED AND HAVE TO HAVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US AS THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES US HOW TO LOVE AT THE SAME TIME HE IS TEACHING US HOW TO BE FRIENDLY TO ONE ANOTHER

 

SHARON's comment on 2014-03-05 08:40:48:

theres a friend always there for you and it do gose both ways and friends do stick closer then a brother and we all can learn from each other amen

 

Grace's comment on 2014-01-02 05:58:27:

I agree with Darells comment also, well said !!

 

Toni's comment on 2013-11-29 04:51:23:

@Darrell, I completely agree with you

 

Darell's comment on 2013-10-11 12:00:05:

I believe that passage of scripture is telling us that friendship is a two way street. If you want
a friend you have to be a friend. What is a friend? Think about what you would want in others
and do the same for them.
Most friendships are one sided; where one person
is a true friend and the other person just uses
them for their own purposes.

The next part of that scripture I believe is
refering to Christ Jesus. Knowing that friends
are so rare the scripture points to the ultimate
friend, Jesus. Telling us that we have one that
we can definately count on. For Christ Jesus will
stick closer even than our own brother. for He promised He would never leave or forsake us.

 

Lamont Morales's comment on 2013-02-28 13:51:09:

I think that Proverbs 18:24 is more of hands on scripture telling you that brotherhood is good.

 


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