1 Timothy 5:13
And withal they learn to be idle, wandering 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 shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh 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 would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
1 Timothy 3:11
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
1 Peter 2:1
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
2 Timothy 2:17
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2 Timothy 3:3
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
1 Corinthians 11:19
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, 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,