Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from Judaism. It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from the scheming of wicked people,
from the mob of evildoers, who sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from concealed places at the innocent.
They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.read more.
They encourage each other in an evil plan;
they talk about hiding traps and say,
“Who will see them?”

James 3:5-10

So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites. And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell. Every sea creature, reptile, bird, or animal is tamed and has been tamed by man, read more.
but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. We praise our Lord and Father with it, and we curse men who are made in God’s likeness with it. Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Ephesians 4:29-31

No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit. You were sealed by Him for the day of redemption. All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 6:16-19

The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to Him: arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,read more.
a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 18:8

A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.

Proverbs 26:20-23

Without wood, fire goes out;
without a gossip, conflict dies down. As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. A gossip’s words are like choice food
that goes down to one’s innermost being.read more.
Smooth lips with an evil heart
are like glaze on an earthen vessel.

Psalm 41:5-9

My enemies speak maliciously about me:
“When will he die and be forgotten?” When one of them comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully;
he stores up evil in his heart;
he goes out and talks. All who hate me whisper together about me;
they plan to harm me.read more.
“Lethal poison has been poured into him,
and he won’t rise again from where he lies!” Even my friend in whom I trusted,
one who ate my bread,
has raised his heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery. You love evil instead of good,
lying instead of speaking truthfully.Selah You love any words that destroy,
you treacherous tongue!

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
They utter curses and lies.

Psalm 69:12

Those who sit at the city gate talk about me,
and drunkards make up songs about me.

Psalm 70:3

Let those who say, “Aha, aha!”
retreat because of their shame.

Psalm 106:33

for they embittered his spirit,
and he spoke rashly with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Though princes sit together speaking against me,
Your servant will think about Your statutes;

Psalm 120:1-7

A song of ascents.In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me. Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.” What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue?read more.
A warrior’s sharp arrows
with burning charcoal! What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar! I have lived too long
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 maliciously about me:
“When will he die and be forgotten?”

Psalm 109:20

Let this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers,
to those who speak evil against me.

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