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Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.
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A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.
Proverbs 17:17 He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.
1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee. . . .
1 Samuel 30:26 Then David came to Siceleg, and sent presents of the prey to the ancients of Juda, his neighbours, saying: Receive a blessing of the prey of the enemies of the Lord.
2 Samuel 9:1 And David said: Is there any one, think you, left of the house of Saul, that I may shew kindness to him for Jonathan's sake?
2 Samuel 16:17 And Absalom said to him, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? Why wentest thou not with thy friend?
2 Samuel 17:27-29 And when David was come to the camp, Sobi the son of Naas of Rabbath of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammihel of Lodabar and Berzellai the Galaadite of Rogelim, . . .
2 Samuel 19:30-39 And Miphiboseth answered the king: Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is returned peaceably into his house. . . .
2 Samuel 21:7 And the king spared Miphiboseth the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord, that had been between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
1 Chronicles 12:38-40 All these men of war well appointed to fight, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel, were of one heart to make David king. . . .
Matthew 26:49,50 And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him. . . .
2 Samuel 1:26 I grieve for thee, my brother Jonathan: exceeding beautiful, and amiable to me above the love of women. As the mother loveth her only son, so did I love thee.
John 15:14,15 You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. . . .
ContextThe Selfishness of the Unfriendly
…23The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly. 24A man amiable in society, shall be more friendly than a brother.
You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.
I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends. because all things, whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.
He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.
Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not: and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy affliction. Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother afar off.
Additional TranslationsA man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A man of [many] friends will come to ruin but there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction: but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
A man of many companions may be ruined, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
A man with friends is to show himself friendly, And there is a lover adhering more than a brother!
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