26 Bible Verses about Gossip
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He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
“You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or 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 of it.
For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.
“You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
My enemies speak evil against me,
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.” Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.
A fool’s lips bring strife,
And his mouth calls for blows.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles.
He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
Argue your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
Or he who hears it will reproach you,
And the evil report about you will not pass away.
There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips,
And he who spreads slander is a fool.
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
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You shall not go about as
You slander your own mother’s son.
But he who is
Therefore do not associate with
Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have
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