Evil Speaking

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Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

Psalm 64:2-5

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil; who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words, to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.read more.
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"

James 3:5-10

So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest! And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna. For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.read more.
But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

James 4:11

Don't speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:29-31

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.

Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,read more.
a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

Proverbs 26:20-23

For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down. As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife. The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.read more.
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.

Psalm 41:5-9

My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?" If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it. All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.read more.
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more." Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride, for the curses and lies which they utter.

Psalm 70:3

Let them be turned because of their shame Who say, "Aha! Aha!"

Psalm 102:8

My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.

Psalm 106:33

because they were rebellious against his spirit, he spoke rashly with his lips.

Psalm 119:23

Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 120:1-7

In my distress, I cried to Yahweh. He answered me. Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?read more.
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! My soul has had her dwelling too long with him who hates peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war. A Song of Ascents.

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Psalm 41:5

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

Psalm 109:20

This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, of those who speak evil against my soul.