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Theasaurus: Gossiping

34 Bible Verses about gossiping

Most Relevant Verses

1 Timothy 5:13

Moreover, as they go about from house to house, they learn to be idlers, and not only idlers, but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not say and talking of things they should not mention.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Do not give heed to everything that is said, lest you hear your servant cursing you -- "

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention ceases.

Proverbs 11:13

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy and faithful in spirit keeps the matter hidden.

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.

Proverbs 25:9

Argue your cause with your neighbor himself; discover not and disclose not another's secret,

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer or talebearer are as dainty morsels; they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Psalm 15:3

He who does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;

Romans 1:29

Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers,

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am fearful that somehow or other I may come and find you not as I desire to find you, and that you may find me too not as you want to find me -- "that perhaps there may be factions (quarreling), jealousy, temper (wrath, intrigues, rivalry, divided loyalties), selfishness, whispering, gossip, arrogance (self-assertion), and disorder among you.

Proverbs 18:7

A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer gives heed to wicked lips; and a liar listens to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 30:10

Do not accuse and hurt a servant before his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty [of adding to the burdens of the lowly].

1 Timothy 3:11

[The] women likewise must be worthy of respect and serious, not gossipers, but temperate and self-controlled, [thoroughly] trustworthy in all things.

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go up and down as a dispenser of gossip and scandal among your people, nor shall you [secure yourself by false testimony or by silence and] endanger the life of your neighbor. I am the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Curse not the king, no, not even in your thoughts, and curse not the rich in your bedchamber, for a bird of the air will carry the voice, and a winged creature will tell the matter.

2 Timothy 2:17

And their teaching [will devour; it] will eat its way like cancer or spread like gangrene. So it is with Hymenaeus and Philetus,

Psalm 69:12

They who sit in [the city's] gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

2 Timothy 3:3

[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

2 Thessalonians 3:11

Indeed, we hear that some among you are disorderly [that they are passing their lives in idleness, neglectful of duty], being busy with other people's affairs instead of their own and doing no work.

Titus 2:3

Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain; so does a backbiting tongue bring forth an angry countenance.

Psalm 41:6

And when one comes to see me, he speaks falsehood and empty words, while his heart gathers mischievous gossip [against me]; when he goes away, he tells it abroad.

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man devises and digs up mischief, and in his lips there is as a scorching fire.

1 Corinthians 11:19

For doubtless there have to be factions or parties among you in order that they who are genuine and of approved fitness may become evident and plainly recognized among you.

Ezekiel 36:3

Therefore prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord God: Because, yes, because they made you a desolation, and they snapped after and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people,

Romans 1:30

Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.