Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 17:17 in English Standard Version "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Ru 1:16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Job 6:14 “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Pr 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Pr 27:10 Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.