One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.
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Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
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