Ecclesiasticus 6:5-6,14-17 NRSVue

5Pleasant speech multiplies friends, and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies. 6Let those who are at peace with you be many, but let your advisers be one in a thousand. 14Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one has found a treasure. 15Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth. 16Faithful friends are life-saving medicine, and those who fear the Lord will find them. 17Those who fear the Lord direct their friendship aright, for as they are, so are their neighbors also.