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DEUTERONOMY 13:6-9Verses in the Bible

  • 6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
    Deuteronomy 13:6 Meaning
  • 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
    Deuteronomy 13:7 Meaning
  • 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
    Deuteronomy 13:8 Meaning
  • 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
    Deuteronomy 13:9 Meaning

JOB 6:14,15Verses in the Bible

  • 14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
    Job 6:14 Meaning
  • 15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
    Job 6:15 Meaning

JOB 16:2,20Verses in the Bible

  • 2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
    Job 16:2 Meaning

JOB 19:13-22Verses in the Bible

  • 13 He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.
    Job 19:13 Meaning
  • 14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
    Job 19:14 Meaning
  • 15 They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.
    Job 19:15 Meaning
  • 16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.
    Job 19:16 Meaning
  • 17 My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.
    Job 19:17 Meaning
  • 18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.
    Job 19:18 Meaning
  • 19 All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
    Job 19:19 Meaning
  • 20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
    Job 19:20 Meaning
  • 21 Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
    Job 19:21 Meaning
  • 22 Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
    Job 19:22 Meaning

PSALM 35:13,14Verses in the Bible

  • 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
    Psalm 35:13 Meaning
  • 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
    Psalm 35:14 Meaning

PSALM 41:9In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

PSALM 55:12-14Verses in the Bible

  • 12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
    Psalm 55:12 Meaning
  • 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
    Psalm 55:13 Meaning
  • 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
    Psalm 55:14 Meaning

PSALM 88:8,18Verses in the Bible

  • 8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
    Psalm 88:8 Meaning
  • 18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
    Psalm 88:18 Meaning

PROVERBS 11:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

PROVERBS 17:9,17Verses in the Bible

  • 9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
    Proverbs 17:9 Meaning

PROVERBS 18:24In the Bible Verse Meaning

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

PROVERBS 22:24-27Verses in the Bible

PROVERBS 25:17,19Verses in the Bible

  • 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.
    Proverbs 25:17 Meaning
  • 18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
    Proverbs 25:18 Meaning
  • 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
    Proverbs 25:19 Meaning

PROVERBS 27:6,9,10,14,17,19Verses in the Bible

  • 9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
    Proverbs 27:9 Meaning
  • 10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
    Proverbs 27:10 Meaning
  • 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
    Proverbs 27:14 Meaning

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12Verses in the Bible

  • 9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
    Ecclesiastes 4:9 Meaning
  • 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
    Ecclesiastes 4:10 Meaning
  • 11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
    Ecclesiastes 4:11 Meaning
  • 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
    Ecclesiastes 4:12 Meaning

AMOS 3:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

2 TIMOTHY 4:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

Instances of Friendship



• Abraham and Lot

GENESIS 14:14-16Verses in the Bible

  • 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
    Genesis 14:14 Meaning
  • 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
    Genesis 14:15 Meaning
  • 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
    Genesis 14:16 Meaning

• Ruth and Naomi

RUTH 1:16,17Verses in the Bible

  • 16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
    Ruth 1:16 Meaning
  • 17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
    Ruth 1:17 Meaning

• Samuel and Saul

1 SAMUEL 15:35In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

1 SAMUEL 16:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

• David and Jonathan

1 SAMUEL 18:1-4Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
    1 Samuel 18:1 Meaning
  • 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father's house.
    1 Samuel 18:2 Meaning
  • 3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
    1 Samuel 18:3 Meaning
  • 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
    1 Samuel 18:4 Meaning

1 SAMUEL 20Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life?
    1 Samuel 20:1 Meaning
  • 2 And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.
    1 Samuel 20:2 Meaning
  • 3 And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.
    1 Samuel 20:3 Meaning
  • 4 Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee.
    1 Samuel 20:4 Meaning
  • 5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.
    1 Samuel 20:5 Meaning
  • 6 If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
    1 Samuel 20:6 Meaning
  • 7 If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him.
    1 Samuel 20:7 Meaning
  • 8 Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the Lord with thee: notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?
    1 Samuel 20:8 Meaning
  • 9 And Jonathan said, Far be it from thee: for if I knew certainly that evil were determined by my father to come upon thee, then would not I tell it thee?
    1 Samuel 20:9 Meaning
  • 10 Then said David to Jonathan, Who shall tell me? or what if thy father answer thee roughly?
    1 Samuel 20:10 Meaning
  • 11 And Jonathan said unto David, Come, and let us go out into the field. And they went out both of them into the field.
    1 Samuel 20:11 Meaning
  • 12 And Jonathan said unto David, O Lord God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;
    1 Samuel 20:12 Meaning
  • 13 The Lord do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the Lord be with thee, as he hath been with my father.
    1 Samuel 20:13 Meaning
  • 14 And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the Lord, that I die not:
    1 Samuel 20:14 Meaning
  • 15 But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the Lord hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
    1 Samuel 20:15 Meaning
  • 16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the Lord even require it at the hand of David's enemies.
    1 Samuel 20:16 Meaning
  • 17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
    1 Samuel 20:17 Meaning
  • 18 Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty.
    1 Samuel 20:18 Meaning
  • 19 And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.
    1 Samuel 20:19 Meaning
  • 20 And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.
    1 Samuel 20:20 Meaning
  • 21 And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold, the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou: for there is peace to thee, and no hurt; as the Lord liveth.
    1 Samuel 20:21 Meaning
  • 22 But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way: for the Lord hath sent thee away.
    1 Samuel 20:22 Meaning
  • 23 And as touching the matter which thou and I have spoken of, behold, the Lord be between thee and me for ever.
    1 Samuel 20:23 Meaning
  • 24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.
    1 Samuel 20:24 Meaning
  • 25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty.
    1 Samuel 20:25 Meaning
  • 26 Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean.
    1 Samuel 20:26 Meaning
  • 27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?
    1 Samuel 20:27 Meaning
  • 28 And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem:
    1 Samuel 20:28 Meaning
  • 29 And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table.
    1 Samuel 20:29 Meaning
  • 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
    1 Samuel 20:30 Meaning
  • 31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
    1 Samuel 20:31 Meaning
  • 32 And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?
    1 Samuel 20:32 Meaning
  • 33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David.
    1 Samuel 20:33 Meaning
  • 34 So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month: for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.
    1 Samuel 20:34 Meaning
  • 35 And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little lad with him.
    1 Samuel 20:35 Meaning
  • 36 And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
    1 Samuel 20:36 Meaning
  • 37 And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow beyond thee?
    1 Samuel 20:37 Meaning
  • 38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
    1 Samuel 20:38 Meaning
  • 39 But the lad knew not any thing: only Jonathan and David knew the matter.
    1 Samuel 20:39 Meaning
  • 40 And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry them to the city.
    1 Samuel 20:40 Meaning
  • 41 And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
    1 Samuel 20:41 Meaning
  • 42 And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, The Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.
    1 Samuel 20:42 Meaning

1 SAMUEL 23:16-18Verses in the Bible

  • 16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.
    1 Samuel 23:16 Meaning
  • 17 And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth.
    1 Samuel 23:17 Meaning
  • 18 And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.
    1 Samuel 23:18 Meaning

2 SAMUEL 1:17-27Verses in the Bible

  • 17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:
    2 Samuel 1:17 Meaning
  • 18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)
    2 Samuel 1:18 Meaning
  • 19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
    2 Samuel 1:19 Meaning
  • 20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
    2 Samuel 1:20 Meaning
  • 21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
    2 Samuel 1:21 Meaning
  • 22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
    2 Samuel 1:22 Meaning
  • 23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
    2 Samuel 1:23 Meaning
  • 24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
    2 Samuel 1:24 Meaning
  • 25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
    2 Samuel 1:25 Meaning
  • 26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
    2 Samuel 1:26 Meaning
  • 27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
    2 Samuel 1:27 Meaning

2 SAMUEL 9:1-13Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
    2 Samuel 9:1 Meaning
  • 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
    2 Samuel 9:2 Meaning
  • 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
    2 Samuel 9:3 Meaning
  • 4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.
    2 Samuel 9:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
    2 Samuel 9:5 Meaning
  • 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
    2 Samuel 9:6 Meaning
  • 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
    2 Samuel 9:7 Meaning
  • 8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
    2 Samuel 9:8 Meaning
  • 9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
    2 Samuel 9:9 Meaning
  • 10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
    2 Samuel 9:10 Meaning
  • 11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
    2 Samuel 9:11 Meaning
  • 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
    2 Samuel 9:12 Meaning
  • 13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
    2 Samuel 9:13 Meaning

• David and Abiathar

1 SAMUEL 22:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

• David and Nahash

2 SAMUEL 10:2In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 2 Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.

• David and Hiram

1 KINGS 5:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

• David and Hushai

2 SAMUEL 15:32-37Verses in the Bible

  • 32 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:
    2 Samuel 15:32 Meaning
  • 33 Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden unto me:
    2 Samuel 15:33 Meaning
  • 34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy father's servant hitherto, so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
    2 Samuel 15:34 Meaning
  • 35 And hast thou not there with thee Zadok and Abiathar the priests? therefore it shall be, that what thing soever thou shalt hear out of the king's house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok and Abiathar the priests.
    2 Samuel 15:35 Meaning
  • 36 Behold, they have there with them their two sons, Ahimaaz Zadok's son, and Jonathan Abiathar's son; and by them ye shall send unto me every thing that ye can hear.
    2 Samuel 15:36 Meaning
  • 37 So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.
    2 Samuel 15:37 Meaning

2 SAMUEL 16Verses in the Bible

  • 1 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
    2 Samuel 16:1 Meaning
  • 2 And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest thou by these? And Ziba said, The asses be for the king's household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink.
    2 Samuel 16:2 Meaning
  • 3 And the king said, And where is thy master's son? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: for he said, To day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.
    2 Samuel 16:3 Meaning
  • 4 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, thine are all that pertained unto Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I humbly beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king.
    2 Samuel 16:4 Meaning
  • 5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.
    2 Samuel 16:5 Meaning
  • 6 And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
    2 Samuel 16:6 Meaning
  • 7 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
    2 Samuel 16:7 Meaning
  • 8 The Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.
    2 Samuel 16:8 Meaning
  • 9 Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.
    2 Samuel 16:9 Meaning
  • 10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?
    2 Samuel 16:10 Meaning
  • 11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.
    2 Samuel 16:11 Meaning
  • 12 It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.
    2 Samuel 16:12 Meaning
  • 13 And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.
    2 Samuel 16:13 Meaning
  • 14 And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.
    2 Samuel 16:14 Meaning
  • 15 And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
    2 Samuel 16:15 Meaning
  • 16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save the king, God save the king.
    2 Samuel 16:16 Meaning
  • 17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?
    2 Samuel 16:17 Meaning
  • 18 And Hushai said unto Absalom, Nay; but whom the Lord, and this people, and all the men of Israel, choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide.
    2 Samuel 16:18 Meaning
  • 19 And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father's presence, so will I be in thy presence.
    2 Samuel 16:19 Meaning
  • 20 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
    2 Samuel 16:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
    2 Samuel 16:21 Meaning
  • 22 So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
    2 Samuel 16:22 Meaning
  • 23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
    2 Samuel 16:23 Meaning

2 SAMUEL 17:1-22Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:
    2 Samuel 17:1 Meaning
  • 2 And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only:
    2 Samuel 17:2 Meaning
  • 3 And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.
    2 Samuel 17:3 Meaning
  • 4 And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
    2 Samuel 17:4 Meaning
  • 5 Then said Absalom, Call now Hushai the Archite also, and let us hear likewise what he saith.
    2 Samuel 17:5 Meaning
  • 6 And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do after his saying? if not; speak thou.
    2 Samuel 17:6 Meaning
  • 7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given is not good at this time.
    2 Samuel 17:7 Meaning
  • 8 For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.
    2 Samuel 17:8 Meaning
  • 9 Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or in some other place: and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown at the first, that whosoever heareth it will say, There is a slaughter among the people that follow Absalom.
    2 Samuel 17:9 Meaning
  • 10 And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.
    2 Samuel 17:10 Meaning
  • 11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
    2 Samuel 17:11 Meaning
  • 12 So shall we come upon him in some place where he shall be found, and we will light upon him as the dew falleth on the ground: and of him and of all the men that are with him there shall not be left so much as one.
    2 Samuel 17:12 Meaning
  • 13 Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city, and we will draw it into the river, until there be not one small stone found there.
    2 Samuel 17:13 Meaning
  • 14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom.
    2 Samuel 17:14 Meaning
  • 15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled.
    2 Samuel 17:15 Meaning
  • 16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.
    2 Samuel 17:16 Meaning
  • 17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by En-rogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David.
    2 Samuel 17:17 Meaning
  • 18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down.
    2 Samuel 17:18 Meaning
  • 19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.
    2 Samuel 17:19 Meaning
  • 20 And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
    2 Samuel 17:20 Meaning
  • 21 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you.
    2 Samuel 17:21 Meaning
  • 22 Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.
    2 Samuel 17:22 Meaning

• David and Ittai

2 SAMUEL 15:19-21Verses in the Bible

  • 19 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile.
    2 Samuel 15:19 Meaning
  • 20 Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.
    2 Samuel 15:20 Meaning
  • 21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be.
    2 Samuel 15:21 Meaning

• Jesus Calls His Disciples Friends

JOHN 15:14-15Verses in the Bible

  • 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
    John 15:14 Meaning
  • 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
    John 15:15 Meaning

• Joram and Ahaziah

2 KINGS 8:28,29Verses in the Bible

  • 28 And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.
    2 Kings 8:28 Meaning
  • 29 And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
    2 Kings 8:29 Meaning

2 KINGS 9:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

JOB 2:11-13Verses in the Bible

  • 11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
    Job 2:11 Meaning
  • 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
    Job 2:12 Meaning
  • 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.
    Job 2:13 Meaning

• Daniel and His Three Companions

DANIEL 2:49In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

• Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, With Jesus

LUKE 10:38-42Verses in the Bible

  • 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
    Luke 10:38 Meaning
  • 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
    Luke 10:39 Meaning
  • 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
    Luke 10:40 Meaning
  • 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
    Luke 10:41 Meaning
  • 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
    Luke 10:42 Meaning

JOHN 11:1-46Verses in the Bible

  • 1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
    John 11:1 Meaning
  • 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
    John 11:2 Meaning
  • 3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
    John 11:3 Meaning
  • 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
    John 11:4 Meaning
  • 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
    John 11:5 Meaning
  • 6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
    John 11:6 Meaning
  • 7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
    John 11:7 Meaning
  • 8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
    John 11:8 Meaning
  • 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
    John 11:9 Meaning
  • 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
    John 11:10 Meaning
  • 11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
    John 11:11 Meaning
  • 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
    John 11:12 Meaning
  • 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
    John 11:13 Meaning
  • 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
    John 11:14 Meaning
  • 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
    John 11:15 Meaning
  • 16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
    John 11:16 Meaning
  • 17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
    John 11:17 Meaning
  • 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
    John 11:18 Meaning
  • 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
    John 11:19 Meaning
  • 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
    John 11:20 Meaning
  • 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
    John 11:21 Meaning
  • 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
    John 11:22 Meaning
  • 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
    John 11:23 Meaning
  • 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
    John 11:24 Meaning
  • 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    John 11:25 Meaning
  • 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
    John 11:26 Meaning
  • 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
    John 11:27 Meaning
  • 28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
    John 11:28 Meaning
  • 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
    John 11:29 Meaning
  • 30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
    John 11:30 Meaning
  • 31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
    John 11:31 Meaning
  • 32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
    John 11:32 Meaning
  • 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
    John 11:33 Meaning
  • 34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
    John 11:34 Meaning
  • 35 Jesus wept.
    John 11:35 Meaning
  • 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
    John 11:36 Meaning
  • 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
    John 11:37 Meaning
  • 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
    John 11:38 Meaning
  • 39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
    John 11:39 Meaning
  • 40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
    John 11:40 Meaning
  • 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
    John 11:41 Meaning
  • 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
    John 11:42 Meaning
  • 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
    John 11:43 Meaning
  • 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
    John 11:44 Meaning
  • 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
    John 11:45 Meaning
  • 46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
    John 11:46 Meaning

• The Marys, and Joseph of Arimathaea, for Jesus

MATTHEW 27:55-61Verses in the Bible

  • 55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
    Matthew 27:55 Meaning
  • 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
    Matthew 27:56 Meaning
  • 57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
    Matthew 27:57 Meaning
  • 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
    Matthew 27:58 Meaning
  • 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
    Matthew 27:59 Meaning
  • 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
    Matthew 27:60 Meaning
  • 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
    Matthew 27:61 Meaning

MATTHEW 28:1-8Verses in the Bible

  • 1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
    Matthew 28:1 Meaning
  • 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
    Matthew 28:2 Meaning
  • 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
    Matthew 28:3 Meaning
  • 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
    Matthew 28:4 Meaning
  • 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
    Matthew 28:5 Meaning
  • 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
    Matthew 28:6 Meaning
  • 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
    Matthew 28:7 Meaning
  • 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
    Matthew 28:8 Meaning

LUKE 24:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.

JOHN 20:11-18Verses in the Bible

  • 11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
    John 20:11 Meaning
  • 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
    John 20:12 Meaning
  • 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
    John 20:13 Meaning
  • 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
    John 20:14 Meaning
  • 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
    John 20:15 Meaning
  • 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
    John 20:16 Meaning
  • 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
    John 20:17 Meaning
  • 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
    John 20:18 Meaning

• Luke and Theophilus

ACTS 1:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

• Paul and His Nephew

ACTS 23:16In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

• Paul, Priscilla, and Aquila

ROMANS 16:3,4Verses in the Bible

  • 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
    Romans 16:3 Meaning
  • 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
    Romans 16:4 Meaning

• Paul, Timothy, and Epaphroditus

PHILIPPIANS 2:19,20,22,25Verses in the Bible

  • 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
    Philippians 2:19 Meaning
  • 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
    Philippians 2:22 Meaning
  • 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
    Philippians 2:25 Meaning

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