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23 Bible Verses about Slander

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Proverbs 30:10

Don't slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Ezekiel 22:9

There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who [live] in you eat at the mountain [shrines]; they commit immoral acts within you.

Romans 1:29-31

They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, disputes, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a person."

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. [They are] to teach what is good,

Psalm 120:1-2

In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me: "Lord, deliver me from lying lips and a deceitful tongue."

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say, 'Look, David intends to harm you'?

Jeremiah 9:4-6

Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander. Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong. You live in [a world] of deception. In [their] deception they refuse to know Me. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Titus 3:2

to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

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Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

and scolded her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!"

Nehemiah 6:7

and have even set up the prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim on your behalf: "There is a king in Judah." These rumors will be heard by the king. So come, let's confer together.

Job 2:5

But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Job 22:6

For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Jeremiah 37:13

But when he was at the Benjamin Gate, an officer of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, and he apprehended Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are deserting to the Chaldeans."

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man subverting our nation, opposing payment of taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is the Messiah, a King."

Acts 6:13

They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

Evil » Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

the Ammonite leaders said to Hanun their lord, "Just because David has sent men with condolences for you, do you really believe he's showing respect for your father? Instead, hasn't David sent his emissaries in order to scout out the city, spy on it, and overthrow it?"

Job 1:11

But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Amos 7:10

Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent [word] to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you [right here] in the house of Israel. The land cannot endure all his words,

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

and scolded her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!"

Nehemiah 6:7

and have even set up the prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim on your behalf: "There is a king in Judah." These rumors will be heard by the king. So come, let's confer together.

Job 2:5

But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Job 22:6

For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Jeremiah 37:13

But when he was at the Benjamin Gate, an officer of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, and he apprehended Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "You are deserting to the Chaldeans."

Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man subverting our nation, opposing payment of taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is the Messiah, a King."

Acts 6:13

They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

More verses: Acts 24:5

Slander » General references to

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

the Ammonite leaders said to Hanun their lord, "Just because David has sent men with condolences for you, do you really believe he's showing respect for your father? Instead, hasn't David sent his emissaries in order to scout out the city, spy on it, and overthrow it?"

Job 1:11

But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Amos 7:10

Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent [word] to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you [right here] in the house of Israel. The land cannot endure all his words,

Slander » Includes » Bearing false witness

Luke 3:14

Some soldiers also questioned him: "What should we do?" He said to them, "Don't take money from anyone by force or false accusation; be satisfied with your wages."

Slander » The wicked addicted to

Jeremiah 6:28

All are stubborn rebels spreading slander. [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt.

Slander » Forbidden

Slander » Saints exposed to

1 Peter 4:4

In regard to this, they are surprised that you don't plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation-and they slander you.

Psalm 38:12

Those who seek my life set traps, and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me; they plot treachery all day long.

Psalm 109:2

For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

Slander » Instances of » That he was a king

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man subverting our nation, opposing payment of taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is the Messiah, a King."

John 18:37

"You are a king then?" Pilate asked. "You say that I'm a king," Jesus replied. "I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice."

John 19:1-5

Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. The soldiers also twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and threw a purple robe around Him. And they repeatedly came up to Him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and were slapping His face. read more.
Pilate went outside again and said to them, "Look, I'm bringing Him outside to you to let you know I find no grounds for charging Him." Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"

Slander » Instances of » Of david, by his enemies

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

Psalm 35:21

They open their mouths wide against me and say, "Aha, aha! We saw it!"

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and be forgotten?"

Slander » Includes » Defaming

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."

Slander » Punishment for

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

"If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime, the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and judges in authority at the time. The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother, read more.
you must do to him as he intended to do to his brother. You must purge the evil from you. Then everyone else will hear and be afraid, and they will never again do anything evil like this among you. You must not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.

Slander » Includes » Whispering

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

Slander » Includes » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

Slander » Is venomous

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer.

Slander » Illustrated

Proverbs 25:18

A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Slander » Effects of » Separating friends

Slander » Effects of » Deadly wounds

Proverbs 18:8

A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

Proverbs 26:22

A gossip's words are like choice food that goes down to one's innermost being.

Slander » Ministers exposed to

Romans 3:8

And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, "Let us do evil so that good may come"? Their condemnation is deserved!

2 Corinthians 6:8

through glory and dishonor, through slander and good report; as deceivers yet true;

Slander » An abomination unto God

Proverbs 6:16

Six things the Lord hates; in fact, seven are detestable to Him:

Slander » Saints » Should lay aside

Slander » Saints » Should give no occasion for

Slander » Christ was exposed to

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses come forward; they question me about things I do not know.

Matthew 26:60

But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward

Slander » Effects of » Murder

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

Ezekiel 22:9

There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who [live] in you eat at the mountain [shrines]; they commit immoral acts within you.

Slander » Saints » Should keep their tongue from

Slander » Men shall give account for

Slander » Includes » Evil speaking

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and be forgotten?"

Psalm 109:20

Let this be the Lord's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil against me.

Slander » Comes from the evil heart

Luke 6:45

A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Slander » Saints should keep their tongues from

Slander » Often arises from hatred

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me whisper together about me; they plan to harm me.

Psalm 109:3

They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.

Slander » Saints » Characterized as avoiding

Psalm 15:3

who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor,

Slander » Rulers exposed to

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme glorious beings.

Slander » Instances of » Of mephiboseth, by ziba

2 Samuel 19:24-30

Mephibosheth, Saul's grandson, also went down to meet the king. He had not taken care of his feet, trimmed his moustache, or washed his clothes from the day the king left until the day he returned safely. When he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, the king asked him, "Mephibosheth, why didn't you come with me?" "My lord the king," he replied, "my servant [Ziba] betrayed me. Actually your servant said: 'I'll saddle the donkey for myself so that I may ride it and go with the king'-for your servant is lame. read more.
Ziba slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the Angel of God, so do whatever you think best. For my grandfather's entire family deserves death from my lord the king, but you set your servant among those who eat at your table. So what further right do I have to keep on making appeals to the king?" The king said to him, "Why keep on speaking about [these] matters of yours? I hereby declare: you and Ziba are to divide the land." Mephibosheth said to the king, "Instead, since my lord the king has come to his palace safely, let Ziba take it all!"

2 Samuel 16:3

"Where is your master's son?" the king asked. "Why, he's staying in Jerusalem," Ziba replied to the king, "for he said, 'Today, the house of Israel will restore my father's kingdom to me.' "

Slander » Instances of » That he had a demon

John 10:20

Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and He's crazy! Why do you listen to Him?"

John 8:48

The Jews responded to Him, "Aren't we right in saying that You're a Samaritan and have a demon?"

John 8:52

Then the Jews said, "Now we know You have a demon. Abraham died and so did the prophets. You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death-ever!'

Slander » Instances of » That he blasphemed

John 5:18

This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

Mark 14:64

You have heard the blasphemy! What is your decision?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

Slander » Includes » Babbling

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer.

Slander » Saints » Should return good for

Slander » End of, is mischievous madness

Ecclesiastes 10:13

The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, but the end of his speaking is evil madness.

Slander » Exemplified » Doeg

1 Samuel 22:9-11

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul's servants, answered: "I saw Jesse's son come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob. Ahimelech inquired of the Lord for him and gave him provisions. He also gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine." The king sent [messengers] to summon Ahimelech the priest, son of Ahitub, and his father's whole family, who were priests in Nob. All of them came to the king.

Slander » Exemplified » Jews

Matthew 11:18-19

For John did not come eating or drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."

Slander » A characteristic of the devil

Slander » Includes » Tale-bearing

Slander » Servants of God exposed to

Romans 3:8

And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, "Let us do evil so that good may come"? Their condemnation is deserved!

2 Corinthians 6:8

through glory and dishonor, through slander and good report; as deceivers yet true;

Slander » Instances of » That he was seditious

Luke 22:65

And they were saying many other blasphemous things against Him.

Luke 23:5

But they kept insisting, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here."

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Slander » Includes » Tattling

1 Timothy 5:13

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.

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

Slander » Idleness leads to

1 Timothy 5:13

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.

Slander » Exemplified » Princes of ammon

2 Samuel 10:3

the Ammonite leaders said to Hanun their lord, "Just because David has sent men with condolences for you, do you really believe he's showing respect for your father? Instead, hasn't David sent his emissaries in order to scout out the city, spy on it, and overthrow it?"

Slander » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Kings 21:13

The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

Slander » Exemplified » Jeremiah's enemies

Jeremiah 38:4

The officials then said to the king, "This man ought to die, because he is weakening the morale of the warriors who remain in this city and of all the people by speaking to them in this way. This man is not seeking the well-being of this people, but disaster."

Slander » Exemplified » Ziba

2 Samuel 16:3

"Where is your master's son?" the king asked. "Why, he's staying in Jerusalem," Ziba replied to the king, "for he said, 'Today, the house of Israel will restore my father's kingdom to me.' "

Slander » Effects of » Discord among brethren

Slander » Includes » Judging uncharitably

James 4:11-12

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. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Slander » Includes » Repeating matters

Slander » Includes » Evil surmising

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slanders, evil suspicions,

Slander » Should not be listened to

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of people who say, 'Look, David intends to harm you'?

Slander » Hypocrites addicted to

Slander » Is destructive

Slander » Exemplified » Laban's sons

Genesis 31:1

Now Jacob heard what Laban's sons were saying: "Jacob has taken all that was our father's and has built this wealth from what belonged to our father."

Slander » Exemplified » Gashmu

Nehemiah 6:6

In it was written: It is reported among the nations-and Geshem agrees-that you and the Jews plan to rebel. This is the reason you are building the wall. According to these reports, you are to become their king

Slander » Saints » Blessed in enduring

Slander » They who indulge in, not to be trusted

Slander » Instances of » Joseph by potiphar's wife

Genesis 39:14-18

she called the household servants. "Look," she said to them, "my husband brought a Hebrew man to us to make fun of us. He came to me so he could sleep with me, and I screamed as loud as I could. When he heard me screaming for help, he left his garment with me and ran outside." She put Joseph's garment beside her until his master came home. read more.
Then she told him the same story: "The Hebrew slave you brought to us came to me to make fun of me, but when I screamed for help, he left his garment with me and ran outside."

Slander » Instances of » Of naboth, by jezebel

1 Kings 21:9-14

In the letters, she wrote: Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people. Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, "You have cursed God and king!" Then take him out and stone him to death. The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had commanded them, as was written in the letters she had sent them. read more.
They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people. The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones. Then they sent [word] to Jezebel, "Naboth has been stoned to death."

Slander » Exemplified » David's enemies

Psalm 31:13

I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life.

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of the jews

Ezra 4:7-16

During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated. Rehum the chief deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes concerning Jerusalem as follows: [From] Rehum the chief deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues-the judges and magistrates from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, Babylon, Susa (that is, the people of Elam), read more.
and the rest of the peoples whom the great and illustrious Ashurbanipal deported and settled in the cities of Samaria and the region west of the Euphrates River. This is the text of the letter they sent to him: To King Artaxerxes from your servants, the men from the region west of the Euphrates River: Let it be known to the king that the Jews who came from you have returned to us at Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and evil city, finishing its walls, and repairing its foundations. Let it now be known to the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, duty, or land tax, and the royal revenue will suffer. Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king that a search should be made in your fathers' record books. In these record books you will discover and verify that the city is a rebellious city, harmful to kings and provinces. There have been revolts in it since ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed. We advise the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will not have any possession west of the Euphrates.

Slander » Includes » Raising false reports

Slander » Saints » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

Slander » The nearest relations exposed to

Slander » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:8

Then Haman informed King Ahasuerus, "There is one ethnic group, scattered throughout the peoples in every province of your kingdom, yet living in isolation. Their laws are different from everyone else's, so that they defy the king's laws. It is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them.

Slander » Is a deceitful work

Psalm 52:2

Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.

Slander » The wicked love

Psalm 52:4

You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!

Slander » Instances of » Of jeremiah, by the jews

Jeremiah 18:18

Then certain ones said, "Come, let's make plans against Jeremiah, for the law will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let's denounce him and pay no attention to all his words."

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of stephen

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of paul

Acts 17:7

and Jason has received them as guests! They are all acting contrary to Caesar's decrees, saying that there is another king-Jesus!"

Slander » Exemplified » priests

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests began to accuse Him of many things.

Slander » Characterized as avoiding

Psalm 15:3

who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor,

Slander » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.

Slander » Women warned against

Titus 2:3

In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. [They are] to teach what is good,

Slander » Characteristic of » The Devil

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

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

Numbers 14:36

So the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and who returned and incited the entire community to complain about him by spreading a bad report about the land-

Slander » Wives of God's servants should avoid

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

Psalm 52:4

You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!

Slander » Blessed in enduring

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