Some more verses on choosing friends. I have seen so much heartache from choosing wrong friends, please be careful when you pick friends, it's so important.
Proverbs 20:19 "He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips."
Proverbs 23:6,7 "Do not eat bread of a miser, nor desire his delicacies; for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Eat and drink! he says to you, but his heart is not with you."
Proverbs 11:13 "A talebearer reveals secrets,but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter."
Proverbs 12:26 "The righteous should choose his friends carefully. For the way of the wicked leads them astray."
Proverbs 16:28 "A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer separates the best of friends.
Proverbs 19:6,7 "Many entreat the favor of nobility, and every man is a friend to one who gives gifts. All the brothers of the poor hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! he may pursue them with words, ye they abandon him."
Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man.?
Proverbs 27:5,6 "Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
Proverbs 26:20 "Where there is no wood; the fire goes out: and where there is no talebearer,strife ceases.
Proverbs 26:23 "Fervent lips with a wicked heart are like earthern ware covered with silver dross.
Proverbs 26:24 "He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within himself."
Proverbs 26:25,26 "When he speaks kindly, do not believe him for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly."
Proverbs 22:24 "Make no friendship with an angry man. And with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his way and set a snare for your soul."
I think we know how to pick our friends now, don't you think? Read them over and over if you have to, it will save much sorrow in the end. Make no mistake, picking the wrong person for a friend will end in some kind of sorrow, it's not always the same but ends up painful. Be very careful. Grandma Joan