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James 4:11

Do not slander one another, brothers, [for] the person who speaks against his brother, or judges him, is [guilty of] speaking against the law [of God]. But when you judge the law, you are not obeying it but acting as its judge.

Romans 1:29-31

They are full of all kinds of wickedness, evil, greed, and maliciousness. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, hateful toward God, arrogant, proud and boastful. They think up evil things to do; they disobey their parents; they do not have any sense; they do not keep their promises; they fail to show natural affection; and they are merciless.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that somehow, when I come [to you], I might not find you the way I want you to be, and you might not find me the way you want me to be. I am afraid there might be quarrelling, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, slander, gossip, arrogance and [other] disturbances [there].

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of people's hearts, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, extramarital affairs, greedy desires, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained indecency, envy, slander, arrogance and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within [man's heart] and [spiritually] corrupt him."

Colossians 3:8

But now you also should stop practicing them: anger, wrath, malice, slander, filthy language from your mouth.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

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Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Matthew 11:19

[Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."

Luke 23:2

They began bringing accusations against Him, saying, "We discovered this man misleading the people of our nation and telling them not to pay taxes to Caesar, and claiming that he himself was the Messiah, a king!"

Acts 6:13

They had arranged for the false witnesses to say, "This man will not stop speaking against the Temple and the law of Moses,

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Evil » Slander » Examples of

Luke 7:33

For when John the Immerser came, he did not eat bread or drink wine [on festive occasions] and you said, 'He is dominated by an evil spirit.'

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Slander » False accusations, general references to

Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Matthew 11:19

[Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."

Luke 23:2

They began bringing accusations against Him, saying, "We discovered this man misleading the people of our nation and telling them not to pay taxes to Caesar, and claiming that he himself was the Messiah, a king!"

Acts 6:13

They had arranged for the false witnesses to say, "This man will not stop speaking against the Temple and the law of Moses,

More verses: Acts 24:5

Slander » General references to

Slander » Examples of

Luke 7:33

For when John the Immerser came, he did not eat bread or drink wine [on festive occasions] and you said, 'He is dominated by an evil spirit.'

Slander » Includes » Bearing false witness

Luke 3:14

Some soldiers on duty also asked him, "And what must we do [i.e., to demonstrate our repentance]?" And he answered them, "Do not force people to give you money or accuse them falsely, and be content with your pay."

Slander » The wicked addicted to

Slander » Forbidden

James 4:11

Do not slander one another, brothers, [for] the person who speaks against his brother, or judges him, is [guilty of] speaking against the law [of God]. But when you judge the law, you are not obeying it but acting as its judge.

Slander » Saints exposed to

1 Peter 4:4

Now, those people you used to run around with cannot understand why you have stopped living such wasteful lives, so they just "badmouth" you.

Slander » Instances of » That he was a king

Luke 23:2

They began bringing accusations against Him, saying, "We discovered this man misleading the people of our nation and telling them not to pay taxes to Caesar, and claiming that he himself was the Messiah, a king!"

John 18:37

So, Pilate said to Him, "Are you a king, then?" Jesus answered, "You are [correct in] calling me a 'king.' This was the [very] purpose for which I was born and came into the world, that I should testify about the truth. Every person who wants [to know and obey] the truth listens to me."

John 19:1-5

So, Pilate then took Jesus and had Him flogged. The soldiers wove thorny twigs into a crown and placed it on His head and dressed Him in a purple robe. Then they went [up] to Him and said, "Hey! King of the Jews!" and struck Him [in the face with their hands]. read more.
Now Pilate went outside again and said to the Jewish authorities, "Look, I am bringing him out here to you, so you can know that I do not find him guilty of any crime." So, Jesus came outside wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Then Pilate said to the [assembled] Jewish authorities, "Look, [here is] the man!"

Slander » Instances of » Of david, by his enemies

Slander » Includes » Defaming

Slander » Punishment for

Slander » Includes » Whispering

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that somehow, when I come [to you], I might not find you the way I want you to be, and you might not find me the way you want me to be. I am afraid there might be quarrelling, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, slander, gossip, arrogance and [other] disturbances [there].

Slander » Includes » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that somehow, when I come [to you], I might not find you the way I want you to be, and you might not find me the way you want me to be. I am afraid there might be quarrelling, jealousy, angry outbursts, factious spirits, slander, gossip, arrogance and [other] disturbances [there].

Romans 1:30

slanderers, hateful toward God, arrogant, proud and boastful. They think up evil things to do; they disobey their parents;

Slander » Is venomous

Slander » Illustrated

Slander » Effects of » Separating friends

Slander » Effects of » Deadly wounds

Slander » Ministers exposed to

Romans 3:8

And why should we not say, "Let us do what is wrong so something good will come from it," as some people slanderously claim that we are saying? These people deserve to be condemned.

2 Corinthians 6:8

[We have experienced] honor and dishonor; a bad reputation and a good one. [We have been viewed] as deceivers and yet are genuine;

Slander » An abomination unto God

Slander » Saints » Should lay aside

Slander » Saints » Should give no occasion for

Slander » Christ was exposed to

Matthew 26:60

But they did not find any [i.e., whose stories harmonized. See Mark 14:56], even though many false witnesses came [forward to testify]. Finally, two [false witnesses] came forward

Slander » Effects of » Murder

Slander » Saints » Should keep their tongue from

Slander » Men shall give account for

Slander » Includes » Evil speaking

Slander » Comes from the evil heart

Luke 6:45

The good person produces good things from the goodness stored up in his heart. And the evil person produces bad things from the evil [stored up in his heart]. For his mouth speaks what his heart is filled with.

Slander » Saints should keep their tongues from

Slander » Often arises from hatred

Slander » Saints » Characterized as avoiding

Slander » Rulers exposed to

2 Peter 2:10

[This fate will come upon] those people especially who corrupt themselves with physical desires and despise being ruled by others. They are daring, self-willed, and are not afraid to speak against glorious beings [i.e., angels],

Jude 1:8

In the same way, these people have dreams of committing physically corruptive practices; they reject authority over them [i.e., by both God and men], and speak against glorious [i.e., heavenly] beings.

Slander » Instances of » Of mephiboseth, by ziba

Slander » Instances of » That he had a demon

John 10:20

Many of them said, "This man is dominated by an evil spirit; he is crazy, why listen to him?"

John 8:48

The Jews answered and said to Jesus, "Were we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan [See note on 4:9], and are dominated by an evil spirit?"

John 8:52

The Jews [i.e., the authorities] replied, "Now we know that you are dominated by an evil spirit. Abraham and the prophets [all] died and [yet] you are saying, 'If a person obeys my message, he will never experience death.'

Slander » Instances of » That he blasphemed

John 5:18

So, for this reason the Jews looked for more [opportunities] to kill Him, because He not only broke Sabbath day [restrictions], but also He had called God His own Father, [thereby] making Himself equal with God.

Mark 14:64

You [yourselves] have heard him speaking against God. What do you people think [i.e., about such statements]?" And they all condemned Him as deserving the death penalty.

Slander » Includes » Babbling

Slander » Saints » Should return good for

Slander » End of, is mischievous madness

Slander » Exemplified » Doeg

Slander » Exemplified » Jews

Matthew 11:18-19

For when John came, he did not eat or drink [on festive occasions] and people said, 'He is dominated by an evil spirit.' [Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."

Slander » A characteristic of the devil

Slander » Includes » Tale-bearing

Slander » Servants of God exposed to

Romans 3:8

And why should we not say, "Let us do what is wrong so something good will come from it," as some people slanderously claim that we are saying? These people deserve to be condemned.

2 Corinthians 6:8

[We have experienced] honor and dishonor; a bad reputation and a good one. [We have been viewed] as deceivers and yet are genuine;

Slander » Instances of » That he was seditious

Luke 22:65

And they said many other derogatory things against Him.

Luke 23:5

But the group became more insistent, saying, "He is stirring up the people and teaching [these things] throughout all Judea. He began [doing this] in Galilee and [has continued it] even to this place [i.e., Jerusalem]."

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Slander » Includes » Tattling

1 Timothy 5:13

And on top of that, they learn to be idle, going around from house to house; and not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things they should not be.

Slander » Should give no occasion for

Slander » Should be discountenanced with anger

Slander » They who indulge in, are fools

Slander » Minister's wives should avoid

1 Timothy 3:11

Women [i.e., probably the deacons' wives], in the same way, should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not gossips, [but] sober-minded [see verse 2] and trustworthy in everything.

Slander » Idleness leads to

1 Timothy 5:13

And on top of that, they learn to be idle, going around from house to house; and not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things they should not be.

Slander » Exemplified » Princes of ammon

Slander » Exemplified » Children of belial

Slander » Exemplified » Jeremiah's enemies

Slander » Exemplified » Ziba

Slander » Effects of » Discord among brethren

Slander » Includes » Judging uncharitably

James 4:11-12

Do not slander one another, brothers, [for] the person who speaks against his brother, or judges him, is [guilty of] speaking against the law [of God]. But when you judge the law, you are not obeying it but acting as its judge. There is only One Lawgiver and Judge [i.e., God or Christ]. It is He who is able to save and destroy [people]. So, who [do you think] you are, judging your neighbor?

Slander » Includes » Repeating matters

Slander » Includes » Evil surmising

1 Timothy 6:4

that person is conceited. He does not understand anything, but has an unhealthy concern for controversy and arguments over words, which produce envy, dissension, abusive language, evil suspicions,

Slander » Should not be listened to

Slander » Hypocrites addicted to

Slander » Is destructive

Slander » Exemplified » Laban's sons

Slander » Exemplified » Gashmu

Slander » Saints » Blessed in enduring

Slander » They who indulge in, not to be trusted

Slander » Instances of » Joseph by potiphar's wife

Slander » Instances of » Of naboth, by jezebel

Slander » Exemplified » David's enemies

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of the jews

Slander » Includes » Raising false reports

Slander » Saints » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind the people [where you minister] to be in subjection to [civic] rulers, [governmental] authorities, to be obedient [to them], to be prepared for [doing] every good deed, to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

Slander » The nearest relations exposed to

Slander » Exemplified » Haman

Slander » Is a deceitful work

Slander » The wicked love

Slander » Instances of » Of jeremiah, by the jews

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of stephen

Acts 6:11

Then they enlisted men to say [i.e., to testify falsely against Stephen, verse 13], "We heard him criticizing Moses and [even] God."

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of paul

Acts 17:7

Jason has welcomed them and [now] all of them [i.e., Paul, Silas, Jason and the others] are going against the [Roman] laws of Caesar by saying that someone else is [our] king; that Jesus is [king]!"

Slander » Exemplified » priests

Mark 15:3

[Then] the leading priests accused Him of many things.

Slander » Characterized as avoiding

Slander » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind the people [where you minister] to be in subjection to [civic] rulers, [governmental] authorities, to be obedient [to them], to be prepared for [doing] every good deed, to slander no one, to be peaceful, to be considerate [or, "gentle"] and to show every courtesy to all people.

Slander » Women warned against

Slander » Characteristic of » The Devil

Slander » Instances of » Of jesus, by the jews falsely charging that he was a winebibber (wino)

Matthew 11:19

[Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."

Slander » Instances of » The land of canaan misrepresented by the spies

Slander » Wives of God's servants should avoid

1 Timothy 3:11

Women [i.e., probably the deacons' wives], in the same way, should be serious-minded [i.e., dignified], not gossips, [but] sober-minded [see verse 2] and trustworthy in everything.

Slander » Those who indulge in, are fools

Slander » People shall give account for

Slander » Evil people addicted to

Slander » Saints should lay aside

Slander » Causes anger

Slander » The tongue of, is a scourge

Slander » Should return good for

Slander » Hypocrites habitually

Slander » Wicked people love

Slander » Blessed in enduring