Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are many and disorderly vain speakers and deceivers of people's minds, specially those of the circumcision, who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be mild, shewing all meekness towards all men.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumultuous crowd of the workers of iniquity, Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word; That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.read more.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who will see them?

James 3:5-10

Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles! and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell. For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;read more.
but the tongue can no one among men tame; it is an unsettled evil, full of death-bringing poison. Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus.

James 4:11

Speak not against one another, brethren. He that speaks against his brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if thou judgest the law, thou art not doer of the law, but judge.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:29-31

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which ye have been sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things doth Jehovah hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;read more.
a false witness that uttereth lies, and he that soweth discords among brethren.

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.

Proverbs 17:4

The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 26:20-23

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth. As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife. The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.read more.
Ardent lips, and a wicked heart, are as an earthen vessel overlaid with silver dross.

Psalm 41:5-9

Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish? And if one come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth it. All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.read more.
A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit. Thou hast loved evil rather than good, lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou hast loved all devouring words, O deceitful tongue!

Psalm 59:12

Because of the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak.

Psalm 70:3

Let them turn back because of their shame that say, Aha! Aha!

Psalm 102:8

Mine enemies reproach me all the day; they that are mad against me swear by me.

Psalm 106:33

For they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Princes also did sit and talk together against me: thy servant doth meditate in thy statutes.

Psalm 120:1-7

{A Song of degrees.} In my trouble I called unto Jehovah, and he answered me. Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee, what shall be added unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?read more.
Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with burning coals of broom-wood. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with them that hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

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Psalm 41:5

Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?

Psalm 109:20

Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from Jehovah, and of them that speak evil against my soul.