Verses with the word friend in the Apocrypha (44 verses):
Wisdom of Solomon 1:16
But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them: for when they thought to have it their friend, they consumed to nought, and made a covenant with it, because they are worthy to take part with it.
Instead of a friend become not an enemy; for [thereby] thou shalt inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach: even so shall a sinner that hath a double tongue.
If thou wouldest get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him.
For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble.
And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover thy reproach.
Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.
A faithful friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.
Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is invaluable.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.
Devise not a lie against thy brother; neither do the like to thy friend.
Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
A friend cannot be known in prosperity: and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.
In the prosperity of a man enemies will be grieved: but in his adversity even a friend will depart.
Do good unto thy friend before thou die, and according to thy ability stretch out thy hand and give to him.
Whether it be to friend or foe, talk not of other men's lives; and if thou canst without offence, reveal them not.
Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it: and if he have done it, that he do it no more.
Admonish thy friend, it may be he hath not said it: and if he have, that he speak it not again.
Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale.
There is that for bashfulness promiseth to his friend, and maketh him his enemy for nothing.
Whoso casteth a stone at the birds frayeth them away: and he that upbraideth his friend breaketh friendship.
Though thou drewest a sword at thy friend, yet despair not: for there may be a returning [to favour.]
If thou hast opened thy mouth against thy friend, fear not; for there may be a reconciliation: except for upbraiding, or pride, or disclosing of secrets, or a treacherous wound: for for these things every friend will depart.
I will not be ashamed to defend a friend; neither will I hide myself from him.
Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit; and shall never find friend to his mind.
Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him: but if thou betrayest his secrets, follow no more after him.
Lose thy money for thy brother and thy friend, and let it not rust under a stone to be lost.
A stallion horse is as a mocking friend, he neigheth under every one that sitteth upon him.
Give not thy son and wife, thy brother and friend, power over thee while thou livest, and give not thy goods to another: lest it repent thee, and thou intreat for the same again.
Every friend saith, I am his friend also: but there is a friend, which is only a friend in name.
Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?
There is a companion, which rejoiceth in the prosperity of a friend, but in the time of trouble will be against him.
There is a companion, which helpeth his friend for the belly, and taketh up the buckler against the enemy.
Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches.
A friend and companion never meet amiss: but above both is a wife with her husband.
Of an offence before a judge and ruler; of iniquity before a congregation and people; of unjust dealing before thy partner and friend;
1 Maccabees 7:8
Then the king chose Bacchides, a friend of the king, who ruled beyond the flood, and was a great man in the kingdom, and faithful to the king,
1 Maccabees 10:16
He said, Shall we find such another man? now therefore we will make him our friend and confederate.
1 Maccabees 10:19
We have heard of thee, that thou art a man of great power, and meet to be our friend.
1 Maccabees 10:20
Wherefore now this day we ordain thee to be the high priest of thy nation, and to be called the king's friend; (and therewithal he sent him a purple robe and a crown of gold:) and require thee to take our part, and keep friendship with us.
1 Maccabees 13:36
King Demetrius unto Simon the high priest, and friend of kings, as also unto the elders and nation of the Jews, sendeth greeting:
1 Maccabees 15:32
So Athenobius the king's friend came to Jerusalem: and when he saw the glory of Simon, and the cupboard of gold and silver plate, and his great attendance, he was astonished, and told him the king's message.
2 Maccabees 7:24
Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs.
2 Maccabees 11:14
And persuaded them to agree to all reasonable conditions, and promised that he would persuade the king that he must needs be a friend unto them.