Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious [people], idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whom it is necessary to silence, whoever are ruining whole families [by] teaching [things] which must not be [taught] for the sake of dishonest gain.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from [the] secret plots of evildoers, from [the] unrest of [those who] do iniquity, who sharpen their tongue like a sword. They bend [their bow to shoot] their arrows--bitter words, to shoot from their hiding places [at the] blameless. Suddenly they shoot [at] him and do not fear.read more.
They encourage themselves [in the] evil matter. They talk of secretly laying snares. They say, "Who will see them?"

James 3:5-10

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest! And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell. For every species of animals and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is being tamed and has been tamed by the human species,read more.
but no human being is able to tame the tongue. [It is] a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

James 4:11

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law].

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners, nor thieves, nor greedy persons, not drunkards, not abusive persons, not swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:29-31

{No rotten word must proceed} from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear, and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, and rage, and wrath, and clamor, and abusive speech, must be removed from you, together with all wickedness.

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six [things] Yahweh hates, and seven [things are] abominations of his soul: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a devising heart, plans of deception, feet that hurry to run to evil,read more.
a false witness who breathes lies and sends out discord between brothers.

Proverbs 14:25

He who saves lives [is] a witness of truth, but he who utters lies [is] a betrayer.

Proverbs 17:4

He who does evil listens to lips of wickedness, [and] the liar gives heed to the tongue of mischief.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

Proverbs 24:2

For their minds will devise violence, and their lips will speak mischief.

Proverbs 26:20-23

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease. [As] charcoal [is] to hot embers and wood [is] to fire, so a man of quarrels [is] to kindling strife. The words of a whisperer [are] like delicious morsels, and they go down to the inner parts of the body.read more.
[Like] {impure silver} which overlays an earthen vessel, [so are] smooth lips and an evil heart.

Psalm 41:5-9

My enemies speak evil about me, "When will he die and his name perish?" And when one comes to see [me], he speaks falsely; his heart gathers disaster for itself. He goes out to the street; he speaks. All who hate me speak together against me. Against me they assume the {worst} for me:read more.
"A ruinous thing is poured out on him, and [now] that he lies down, he will not rise up again." Even {my close friend}, whom I trusted, [who] ate my bread, has lifted [his] heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit. You love evil more than good, a lie more than speaking {what is right}. Selah You love all devouring words, O deceitful tongue,

Psalm 59:12

[By] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips, even in their pride, let them be trapped, and for [the] curses and lies they proclaim.

Psalm 69:12

Those sitting at [the] gate talk about me [as] also [the] songs of [the] drunkards.

Psalm 70:3

let them turn back because of their shame, those who say, "Aha! Aha!"

Psalm 102:8

All the day my enemies reproach me; those who mock me swear [oaths] against me.

Psalm 106:33

because they rebelled against his Spirit, and he spoke thoughtlessly with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Even [though] princes sit [and] speak against me, your servant meditates on your statutes.

Psalm 120:1-7

In my distress I called to Yahweh, and he answered me. "Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue." What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?read more.
[The] sharpened arrows of a warrior, with burning charcoals from broom trees. Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, [that] I dwell among the tents of Kedar. Too long my soul has had its dwelling near [one who] hates peace. I [am for] peace, but when I speak, they [are] for war.

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Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil about me, "When will he die and his name perish?"

Psalm 109:20

Let this [be] the punishment for my accusers from Yahweh, even those who speak evil against my life.