Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,
Thou dost not go slandering among thy people; thou dost not stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am Jehovah.
Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.
Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word.
and laid against her actions of words, and brought out against her an evil name, and said, This woman I have taken, and I draw near unto her, and I have not found in her tokens of virginity:
1 Samuel 24:9
And David saith to Saul, 'Why dost thou hear the words of man, saying, Lo, David is seeking thine evil?