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38 Bible Verses about Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are many insubordinate and vain talkers and deceivers of souls, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.

Titus 3:2

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words That they may shoot in secret at the perfect; suddenly do they shoot at him and fear more.
They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they attempt to hide the snares; they say, Who shall see them?

James 3:5-10

In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every nature of beasts and of birds and of serpents and of beings in the sea may be tamed and is tamed by mankind,read more.
but no man can tame the tongue, which is an evil that cannot be restrained and is full of deadly poison. With it we bless God, even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

James 4:11

Murmur not against one another, brethren. He that speaks evil of his brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a keeper of the law, but a judge.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:29-31

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with which ye are sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice,

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to evil,read more.
a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 14:25

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks lies.

Proverbs 16:27

The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Proverbs 17:4

An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 26:20-23

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the more.
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

Psalm 41:5-9

My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die and his name perish? And if he came to see me, he spoke lies: his heart gathered iniquity to itself, and when he goes out, he tells it. All that hate me congregate together and murmur against me; against me do they devise my more.
A disease of Belial, they say, cleaves fast unto him, and now that he lies he shall rise up no more. Even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou dost love evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou dost love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; they shall be subject to weakness and to a curse.

Psalm 69:12

They that sat in the gate spoke against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.

Psalm 70:3

Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.

Psalm 102:8

My enemies reproach me all the day, and those that are mad against me are sworn against me.

Psalm 106:33

Because they provoked his spirit to rebel, and he spoke it with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Princes also sat and spoke against me as thy slave spoke according to thy statutes.

Psalm 120:1-7

In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he answered me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?read more.
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul has long dwelt with those that hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

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Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die and his name perish?

Psalm 109:20

Let this be the reward from the LORD of those who spoke falsely against me and of those that speak evil against my soul.