International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCHIEF FRIENDS; GOOD MEN
FRIENDS; CHIEF FRIENDS
(hoi philoi proton): Expressions used in 1 and 2 Maccabees to designate the favored courtiers of the Antiochi. Mattathias is promised enrollment among the king's Friends, to tempt him to apostatize (1 Maccabees 2:18); Alexander Balas writes Jonathan among his Chief Friends (1 Maccabees 10:65). Compare also 1 Maccabees 3:38; 6:10, 14; 0.458333333; 11:26, 27; 2 Maccabees 8:9.
Greek2398. idios -- one's own, distinct
... word Definition one's own, distinct NASB Word Usage due (1), friends (1), himself
(4), home (1), individually (1), one's own (1), own (84), owner (1), private ...
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5370. philema -- a kiss
5384. philos -- beloved, dear, friendly
2132. eunoeo -- to think kindly of, ie to be favorable
Strong's Hebrew1292. Barakel -- "El does bless," the father of one of Job's ...
... Barakel. 1293 . "El does bless," the father of one of Job's friends. Transliteration:
Barakel Phonetic Spelling: (baw-rak-ale') Short Definition: Barachel. ...
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1085. Bildad -- perhaps "Bel has loved," one of Job's friends
6691. Tsophar -- one of Job's friends
2269. chabar -- fellow, comrade
4962. math -- male, man
4828. merea -- friend, companion
582. enosh -- man, mankind
3045. yada -- to know
7965. shalom -- completeness, soundness, welfare, peace
453. Elihu -- "He is (my) God," five Israelites
Three Friends of God
A Pair of Friends
Friends, or Quakers.
It is in this Sense, My Friends, that I Say to You...
The Gospel of the Friends of God
The Confession of the Society of Friends, Commonly Called Quakers. ...
Friends of Jesus.
ThesaurusFriends (152 Occurrences)
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Elihu (11 Occurrences)
Zophar (4 Occurrences)
Neighbours (34 Occurrences)
Bildad (5 Occurrences)
Chief (696 Occurrences)
Friendly (17 Occurrences)
Tychicus (5 Occurrences)
Intimate (12 Occurrences)
Dearly-loved (20 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFriends (152 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go and make friends with your brother first, and then return and proceed to offer your gift.
Matthew 5:25 Make friends with thine adverse party quickly, whilst thou art in the way with him; lest some time the adverse party deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Matthew 5:47 If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?
Matthew 9:15 Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Matthew 25:1 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, the friends of the bride, who took their lights, and went out with the purpose of meeting the husband.
Mark 2:19 And Jesus said to them, Will the friends of a newly-married man go without food while he is with them? as long as they have him with them they will not go without food.
Mark 3:21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
Mark 5:19 He didn't allow him, but said to him, "Go to your house, to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how he had mercy on you."
Mark 14:50 Then His friends all forsook Him and fled.
Luke 2:44 And in the belief that he was with some of their number, they went a day's journey; and after looking for him among their relations and friends,
Luke 4:40 At sunset all who had friends suffering from any illness brought them to Him, and He laid His hands on them all, one by one, and cured them.
Luke 5:7 And they made signs to their friends in the other boat to come to their help. And they came, and the two boats were so full that they were going down.
Luke 5:34 He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
Luke 7:6 Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
Luke 7:10 And the friends who had been sent, on returning to the house, found the servant in perfect health.
Luke 9:61 "Master," said yet another, "I will follow you; but allow me first to go and say good-bye to my friends at home."
Luke 12:4 "I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luke 13:25 As soon as the Master of the house shall have risen and shut the door, and you have begun to stand outside and knock at the door and say, "'Sir, open the door for us' --"'I do not know you,' He answers; 'you are no friends of mine.'
Luke 13:27 "But He will reply, "'I tell you that you are no friends of mine. Begone from me, all of you, wrongdoers that you are.'
Luke 14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.
Luke 15:6 When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them,'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'
Luke 15:9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying,'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.'
Luke 15:29 But he answered his father,'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.
Luke 16:9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.
Luke 21:16 You will be handed over even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends. They will cause some of you to be put to death.
Luke 23:12 Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.
Luke 23:49 And all his friends and the women who came with him from Galilee, were waiting at a distance, watching these things.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
John 20:10 The disciples therefore went away again unto their own friends,
Acts 4:23 After their release the two Apostles went to their friends, and told them all that the High Priests and Elders had said.
Acts 5:15 so that they would even bring out their sick friends into the streets and lay them on light couches or mats, in order that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or other of them.
Acts 10:24 On the next day they entered into Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and his near friends.
Acts 12:20 Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon: and they came to him, all together, and having made friends with Blastus, the controller of the king's house, they made a request for peace, because their country was dependent on the king's country for its food.
Acts 15:25 we have unanimously decided to select certain men and send them to you in company with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul,
Acts 19:31 Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater.
Acts 21:6 and having embraced one another, we embarked in the ship, and they returned to their own friends.
Acts 24:23 He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.
Acts 27:3 The next day, we touched at Sidon. Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him permission to go to his friends and refresh himself.
Acts 27:10 Saying, Friends, I see that this journey will be one of great damage and loss, not only to the goods and the ship, but to ourselves.
Acts 27:21 And when they had been without food for a long time, Paul got up among them and said, Friends, it would have been better if you had given attention to me and not gone sailing out from Crete, to undergo this damage and loss.
Acts 28:23 So they arranged a day with him and came to him in considerable numbers at the house of the friends who were entertaining him. And then, with solemn earnestness, he explained to them the subject of the Kingdom of God, endeavouring from morning till evening to convince them about Jesus, both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.
Romans 5:10 For if, when we were haters of God, the death of his Son made us at peace with him, much more, now that we are his friends, will we have salvation through his life;
Romans 11:15 For, if by their putting away, the rest of men have been made friends with God, what will their coming back again be, but life from the dead?
Romans 12:19 Do not be revengeful, my dear friends, but give way before anger; for it is written, "'Revenge belongs to Me: I will pay back,' says the Lord."
Romans 16:4 friends who have endangered their own lives for mine. I am grateful to them, and not I alone, but all the Gentile Churches also.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, avoid all connection with the worship of idols.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, beloved friends, let us purify ourselves from all defilement of body and of spirit, and secure perfect holiness through the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 12:19 You are imagining, all this time, that we are making our defense at your bar. In reality it is as in God's presence and in communion with Christ that we speak; but, dear friends, it is all with a view to your progress in goodness.
Galatians 2:9 When they saw the grace which was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who had the name of being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas their right hands as friends so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision;
Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
1 Timothy 6:2 And those who have believing masters should not be wanting in respect towards them because they are their brethren, but should serve them all the more willingly because those who profit by the faithful service rendered are believers and are friends.
2 Timothy 3:4 False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God;
Titus 3:15 All who are with me send you their love. Give our love to our friends in the faith. Grace be with you all.
Hebrews 6:9 But we, even while we speak in this tone, have a happier conviction concerning you, my dearly-loved friends--a conviction of things which point towards salvation.
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.
1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.
1 Peter 4:12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at finding that that scorching flame of persecution is raging among you to put you to the test--as though some surprising thing were accidentally happening to you.
2 Peter 3:1 This letter which I am now writing to you, dear friends, is my second letter. In both my letters I seek to revive in your honest minds the memory of certain things,
2 Peter 3:8 But there is one thing, dear friends, which you must not forget. With the Lord one day resembles a thousand years and a thousand years resemble one day.
2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, dear friends, since you have these expectations, earnestly seek to be found in His presence, free from blemish or reproach, in peace.
2 Peter 3:17 You, therefore, dear friends, having been warned beforehand, must continually be on your guard so as not to be led astray by the false teaching of immoral men nor fall from your own stedfastness.
1 John 2:7 My dearly-loved friends, it is no new command that I am now giving you, but an old command which you have had from the very beginning. By the old command I mean the teaching which you have already received.
1 John 3:2 Dear friends, we are now God's children, but what we are to be in the future has not yet been fully revealed. We know that if Christ reappears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.
1 John 3:21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have perfect confidence towards God;
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but put the spirits to the test to see whether they are from God; for many false teachers have gone out into the world.
1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another; for love has its origin in God, and every one who loves has become a child of God and is beginning to know God.
1 John 4:11 Dear friends, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
3 John 1:14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
Jude 1:3 Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
Jude 1:17 But as for you, my dearly-loved friends, remember the words that before now were spoken by the Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ--
Jude 1:20 But you, my dearly-loved friends, building yourselves up on the basis of your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Genesis 14:13 And one who had got away from the fight came and gave word of it to Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the holy tree of Mamre, the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner, who were friends of Abram.
Genesis 26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
Judges 5:31 "So perish all thine enemies, O LORD! But thy friends be like the sun as he rises in his might." And the land had rest for forty years.
Judges 11:37 Then she said to her father, Only do this for me: let me have two months to go away into the mountains with my friends, weeping for my sad fate.
Judges 11:38 And he said, Go then. So he sent her away for two months; and she went with her friends to the mountains, weeping for her sad fate.
Judges 14:11 And he took thirty friends, and they were with him.
Judges 19:23 The man, the master of the house, went out to them, and said to them, "No, my brothers, please don't act so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into my house, don't do this folly.
1 Samuel 10:11 Now when Saul's old friends saw him among the band of prophets, the people said to one another, What has come to Saul, the son of Kish? Is even Saul among the prophets?
1 Samuel 30:26 When David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying, "Behold, a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of Yahweh."
2 Samuel 3:8 Then was Abner very angry for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David; and yet you charge me this day with a fault concerning this woman!
2 Samuel 19:6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
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.
2 Kings 10:11 So Jehu struck all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, with all his great men, his familiar friends, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
2 Kings 12:5 Let the priests take, every man from his friends and neighbours, to make good what is damaged in the house, wherever it is to be seen.
2 Kings 25:19 And from the town he took the unsexed servant who was over the men of war, and five of the king's near friends who were in the town, and the scribe of the captain of the army, who was responsible for getting the people of the land together in military order, and sixty men of the people of the land who were in the town.
2 Chronicles 20:35 After this Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, became friends with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who did much evil:
Ezra 4:7 And in the time of Artaxerxes, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his friends, sent a letter to Artaxerxes, king of Persia, writing it in the Aramaean writing and language.
Ezra 4:9 The letter was sent by Rehum, the chief ruler, and Shimshai the scribe and their friends; the Dinaites and the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Shushanchites, the Dehaites, the Elamites,
Ezra 4:17 Then the king sent an answer to Rehum, the chief ruler, and Shimshai the scribe, and their friends living in Samaria, and to the rest of those across the river, saying, Peace to you:
Ezra 4:23 Then, after reading the king's letter, Rehum and Shimshai the scribe and their friends went quickly to Jerusalem, to the Jews, and had them stopped by force.
Ezra 5:6 This is a copy of the letter which Tattenai, the ruler of the land across the river, and Shethar-bozenai and his friends the Apharsachites, living across the river, sent to Darius the king:
Esther 1:14 And second only to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven rulers of Persia and Media, who were friends of the king, and had the first places in the kingdom:)
Esther 5:10 Nevertheless Haman restrained himself, and went home. There, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh his wife.
Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
Esther 6:13 Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him, but you will surely fall before him."
Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.
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