30 Important Bible Verses About Bad Friends

Proverbs 12:26 – Choose Your Friends Wisely

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Surround Yourself with Good Company

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

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1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Don’t Associate with Angry People

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

1 Corinthians 5:11 – Avoid Immoral Christians

“But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”

Proverbs 16:28 – Beware of Gossipers

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Keep Your Distance from those Who Talk Too Much

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 14:7 – Stay Away from Foolish Companions

“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

Psalm 1:1-2 – Delight in God’s Law

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”

Proverbs 24:21-22 – Do Not Be Envious of Wrongdoers

“Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials, for those two will send sudden destruction on them, and who knows what calamities they can bring?”

Proverbs 22:24 – Do Not Associate with Angry People

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered.”

2 Timothy 2:16 – Avoid Unhealthy Debates

“Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with The Wise

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 18:24 – A True Friend Sticks Closer Than a Brother

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron Sharpens Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to Wise Counsel

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end, you will be counted among the wise.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Stay Away from Gossipers

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 24:1-2 – Do Not Envy Evil People

“Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble.”

Psalm 26:4-5 – Avoid the Company of Evil People

“I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites. I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.”

Proverbs 14:7 – Stay Away from Foolish Companions

“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.”

2 Peter 2:20 – Do Not Be Enticed by False Teachers

“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Avoid Associating with the Immoral

“Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

James 4:4 – Friendship with the World is Enmity with God

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

Proverbs 13:20 – Be Wise in Choosing Companions

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Proverbs 12:26 – Righteous Choose Their Friends Carefully

“One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

1 Corinthians 5:9-11 – Do Not Associate with Immoral Christians

“I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people – not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 – Stay Away from Angry People

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Psalm 1:1-3 – Delight in the Law of the Lord

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.”

Proverbs 14:6 – Stay Away from Liars

“The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Avoid Gossips

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 – Do Not Be Unequally Yoked

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the Wise

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Proverbs 22:24 – Do Not Associate with Angry People

“Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

Proverbs 16:28 – Beware of Gossipers

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Keep Your Distance from those Who Talk Too Much

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 14:7 – Stay Away from Foolish Companions

“Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”

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