Last updated on July 18th, 2020 at 02:10 am
I dislike two-faced friends.
That’s because, when you are in need, they abandon you.
Notwithstanding, as humans, we must interact with one another.
No one is an island in this world.
I have a very close friend for 16 years now and we still check up on each other from time to time.
The truth is, he’s like a brother to me.
These are the kinds of friends we need.
Not fake friends that are always selfish to themselves and never ready to make sacrifices for you.
So, what does the bible say about friends turning against you? Are there bible verses we can use when choosing our friends?
There are bible verses about best friends that tell you right away what true friendship looks like.
Not the Judas kind of friend that could betray you for thirty pieces of silver.
But friends that will stick with you even in difficult and painful times.
Disloyal friends could also make things worse.
They could intentionally try to hurt you behind you back.
Will they go unpunished? What does the bible say about friends who hurt you?
I have compiled bible verses about fake friends.
Read and be blessed.
Bible verses about fake friends
1. Psalm 41:9
Even my close friend,
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned[a] against me.
2. John 13:18
“I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: ‘He who shared my bread has turned[a] against me.
3. Psalm 55:12-14
If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
at the house of God,
as we walked about
among the worshipers.
4. Job 19:19
All my intimate friends detest me;
those I love have turned against me.
5. 2 Samuel 15:12
While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, to come from Giloh, his hometown. And so the conspiracy gained strength, and Absalom’s following kept on increasing.
6. Jeremiah 20:10
I hear many whispering,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!”
All my friends
are waiting for me to slip, saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.”
7. Matthew 26:23
Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
8. Micah 7:5
Do not trust a neighbor;
put no confidence in a friend.
Even with the woman who lies in your embrace
guard the words of your lips.
9. Psalm 55:20-22
My companion attacks his friends;
he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter,
yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
yet they are drawn swords.
22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
10. Job 19:13
“He has alienated my family from me;
my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
11. Luke 22:47-48
While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
12. Proverbs 26:23
Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware
are fervent[a] lips with an evil heart.
13. Proverbs 25:9
If you take your neighbor to court,
do not betray another’s confidence,
14. 1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
15. Leviticus 19:16
“‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.
16. Proverbs 20:19
A gossip betrays a confidence;
so avoid anyone who talks too much.
17. Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
18. Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
19. 1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
20. Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
21. Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
22. Psalm 38:10
My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
even the light has gone from my eyes.
23. Psalm 6:7
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
How to Identify Fake friends
Besides bible verses about fake friends, you can easily know your bad friends through their actions.
Here are signs that you have dishonest friends.
1. They only need you around when they are in trouble
All through my life, I have met people with different attitudes.
Those that claim they are my friends, but within their minds, they are not.
There are always around because of what the need from you.
Once you in need of help, they are nowhere to be found.
Most times, you can quickly know these types of friends before they betray you.
They are selfish from the beginning.
Each time you try to discuss things about yourself, they hardly give a listening ear.
They are only interested in your opinion about their personal issues.
These types of friends are not who we need around us.
They are deceptive and self-centered.
2. They gossip about you
Fake friends will tell our secret to others just to taunt you.
They do this to hurt you.
But God is faithful.
He will deliver us from these types of people.
3. They can physically hurt you
I have had issues with my best friend in the past.
I can remember back in medical school; we fought — just once.
I was the one at fault, and I had to apologize in the end.
Best friends are not perfect.
They make mistakes and quickly return to make things up.
But fake friends will never seek a way out.
They will instead try to hurt you further.
Sometimes, they are jealous of you.
And when you have minor issues with them, they try to hurt you.
4. They are absent in your most beautiful times
I have a lot of friends.
But I have just one friend I could trust.
We’ve always been there for each other since day one.
During my wedding last year, he was my best man.
But I have other friends too.
During my wedding, I had called some of my other friends to be part of my groomsmen.
But, just a few days to the event, they disappointed me.
One of them had to switch off his phone three days before the wedding.
I was so frustrated.
But thank God, everything went well by his grace.
These kinds of friends are quite common.
God in his mercies will protect us from two-faced friends.