“A friend loves at all times”



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While a freind is good to us most all of the time, a brother or sister may be adversarial or even hostile towards us.

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A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

— Proverbs 17:17

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A friend הָרֵ֑עַ An associate (more or less close) H7453
loveth אֹהֵ֣ב To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) H157
at all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) H3605
times, עֵ֭ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc H6256

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