Proverbs 18:24
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English Standard Version
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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

American Standard Version
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction; But there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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

English Revised Version
He that maketh many friends doeth it to his own destruction: but there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

18 The lot allayeth contentions,

     And separateth between the mighty,

i.e., erects a partition wall between them - those contending (הפריד בּין, as at 2 Kings 2:11, cf. Arab. frḳ byn); עצוּמים are not opponents who maintain their cause with weighty arguments (עצּמות, Isaiah 41:21), qui argumentis pollent (vid., Rashi), for then must the truth appear in the pro et contra; but mighty opponents, who, if the lot did not afford a seasonable means of reconciliation, would make good their demands by blows and by the sword (Fl.). Here it is the lot which, as the judgment of God, brings about peace, instead of the ultima ratio of physical force. The proverb refers to the lot what the Epistle to the Heb; Hebrews 6:16, refers to the oath, vid., at Proverbs 16:33. Regarding מדינים and its altered forms, vid., p. 145.

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Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 30:26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying...

2 Samuel 9:1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?

2 Samuel 16:17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this your kindness to your friend? why went you not with your friend?

2 Samuel 17:27-29 And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon...

2 Samuel 19:30-39 And Mephibosheth said to the king, Yes, let him take all, for as much as my lord the king is come again in peace to his own house...

2 Samuel 21:7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them...

1 Chronicles 12:38-40 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel...

Matthew 26:49,50 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him...

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2 Samuel 1:26 I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant have you been to me: your love to me was wonderful...

John 15:14,15 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you...

Cross References
John 15:14
You are my friends if you do what I command you.

John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:10
Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.

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