26 Bible Verses about Gossip
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Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.
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.
A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.
Don’t criticize one another, brothers. He who criticizes a brother or judges his brother criticizes the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, then his religion is useless and he deceives himself.
At the same time, they also learn to be idle, going from house to house; they are not only idle, but are also gossips and busybodies, saying things they shouldn’t say.
You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh.
Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
And there was a lot of discussion about Him among the crowds. Some were saying, “He’s a good man.” Others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He’s deceiving the people.” Still, nobody was talking publicly about Him because they feared the Jews.
A fool’s lips lead to strife,
and his mouth provokes a beating. A fool’s mouth is his devastation,
and his lips are a trap for his life.
The one who guards his mouth and tongue
keeps himself out of trouble.
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love,
but whoever gossips about it separates friends.
Make your case with your opponent
without revealing another’s secret; otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you,
and you’ll never live it down.
They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
From Thematic Bible
Gossip » Forbidden
You must not go about spreading slander
There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood.
- Best Friends
- Character Assassination
- Evil Speaking
- Fake Friends
- How Silence Is Wise
- Hurt And Betrayal
- Restrained Tongues
- Speech, Negative Aspects Of
- Speech, Power And Significance Of
- Spreading Stories