Proverbs 17:17 Meaning of A Friend Loves at All Times

Proverbs 17:17
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

Explanation and Commentary on Proverbs 17:17

What we call friendship and who will call friends sometimes is not showing forth the meaning of friendship. The friendship that we are to have is the kind that doesn’t fail or change.

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Proverbs 18:24
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

True friendship is a friendship that involves sacrifice. The ways of the world will not allow us to discern the true friends and the fake ones but through Christ Jesus, we can discern the real friends and the fake ones.

Who is a friend?
A friend is a person that is bonded to you mutually in affection. A friend feels what you feel, and they know you and the things you could do or not. They are always there to help – they are the ones who understand you. A true friend is your helper, your guard and the one who will be there when the world turns against you.

A friend loves at all times.
The number one quality of a friend is love. It is easy to say “I love you” and leave it. It takes a true friendship to say “I love you” and stand by it.

John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Biblical Translations of Proverbs 17:17

NIV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

NLT
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

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

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

NKJV
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

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