Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

General references

Bible References

A talebearer

Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.

Revealeth

Proverbs 25:9
Argue your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
Nehemiah 6:17
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

He

Proverbs 14:5
A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness utters lies.
Joshua 2:14
So the men said to her, “Our life for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the Lord gives us the land that we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.”
Jeremiah 38:27
Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with all these words which the king had commanded; and they ceased speaking with him, since the conversation had not been overheard.

General references

Exodus 20:16
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.