Proverbs 18: 24, 27: 17 and Ecc. 4: 9-10
18: 24 – One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens the face his neigh- bor,” is almost universally seen as positive. Some view this maxim as an example of “tough love,” others as a rewording of a verse earlier in this passage, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.