Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?
1 Samuel 26:19
Let my lord the king give ear now to the words of his servant. If it is the Lord who is moving you against me, let him take an offering: but if it is the children of men, may they be cursed before the Lord, for driving me out today and keeping me from my place in the heritage of the Lord, saying, Go, be the servant of other gods.
Do not go about saying untrue things among your people, or take away the life of your neighbour by false witness: I am the Lord.
A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.
A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.
The words of one who says evil of his neighbour secretly are like sweet food, and go down into the inner parts of the stomach.
As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.
Without wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no secret talk, argument is ended.
If a ruler gives attention to false words, all his servants are evil-doers.
Do not give ear to all the words which men say, for fear of hearing the curses of your servant.
And the tongue is a fire; it is the power of evil placed in our bodies, making all the body unclean, putting the wheel of life on fire, and getting its fire from hell.