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Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.

Titus 3:2

to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity, Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. read more.
They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?"

James 3:5-10

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. read more.
But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

James 4:11

Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:29-31

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, read more.
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Proverbs 26:20-23

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body. read more.
Like an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross Are burning lips and a wicked heart.

Psalm 41:5-9

My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?" And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it. All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying, read more.
"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again." Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit. You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. Selah. You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Psalm 59:12

On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.

Psalm 69:12

Those who sit in the gate talk about me, And I am the song of the drunkards.

Psalm 70:3

Let those be turned back because of their shame Who say, "Aha, aha!"

Psalm 102:8

My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.

Psalm 106:33

Because they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.

Psalm 120:1-7

In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue? read more.
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree. Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long has my soul had its dwelling With those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, They are for war.

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Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Psalm 109:20

Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul.



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