Proverbs on Friendship

(Prov. 10:12) Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.

(Prov. 12:16) A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.

(Prov. 14:9) Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.

(Prov. 17:13) Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

(Prov. 19:11) A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

(Prov. 20:22) Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

(Prov. 24:17-18) Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, 18 or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.

(Prov. 24:29) Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.”

(Prov. 25:21-22) If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.