1 Timothy 5:13
And reject also the idle, who have learned to wander about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
2 Timothy 2:16
But avoid profane and vain wordiness, for it will develop into ungodliness.
Also do not take to heart all the words that are spoken lest thou hear thy slave speak evil of thee:
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.
A talebearer reveals secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself and do not uncover the secret to another
The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.
He that covers a transgression seeks love, but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.
He that does not backbite with his tongue nor do evil to his neighbour nor take up a reproach against his neighbour.
being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
An evil doer gives heed to false lips, and a liar gives ear to the tongue which curses.
Do not accuse a slave in the presence of his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
1 Timothy 3:11
The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
Thou shalt not travel about as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the LORD.
1 Peter 2:1
Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,
Do not curse the king, not even in thy thought; and do not curse the rich even in the secret place of thy bedchamber; for the birds of the air shall carry the voice, and those who have wings shall tell the matter.
2 Timothy 2:17
And that word will eat away as gangrene, of whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
They that sat in the gate spoke against me, and I was the song of the drunkards.
Thou shalt not admit a false rumour; put not thine hand with the wicked to be a false witness.
2 Timothy 3:3
without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without temperance, without meekness, without goodness,
2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that there are some who walk among you out of order, not working at all, but are busybodies.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of honesty;
The north wind drives away rain, so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
And if he came to see me, he spoke lies: his heart gathered iniquity to itself, and when he goes out, he tells it.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice,
Thou didst sit and speak against thy brother; thou didst slander thine own mother's son.
The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For it is expedient that there also be heresies among you, so that those who are proved may become manifest among you.
therefore prophesy and say, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because they have made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the Gentiles, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers and are an infamy of the people;
backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,