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23 Bible Verses about Slander

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Proverbs 30:10

"Don't slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.

Ezekiel 22:9

Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness.

Romans 1:29-31

being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers, backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful;

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

Colossians 3:8

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

Leviticus 19:16

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Psalm 120:1-2

In my distress, I cried to Yahweh. He answered me. Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

Jeremiah 9:4-6

Take heed everyone of his neighbor, and don't trust in any brother; for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will go about with slanders. They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity. Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says Yahweh.

Titus 3:2

to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

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Evil » Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

Eli said to her, "How long will you be drunken? Put away your wine from you."

Nehemiah 6:7

You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, 'There is a king in Judah!' Now it will be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together."

Job 2:5

But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."

Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Jeremiah 37:13

When he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are falling away to the Chaldeans.

Evil » Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, forbidding paying taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

More verses: Acts 24:5

Evil » Slander » General references to

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Evil » Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Hasn't David sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?"

Job 1:11

But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face."

Amos 7:10

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words.

Fools » Characteristics of » Slander

Slander » False accusations, general references to

1 Samuel 1:14

Eli said to her, "How long will you be drunken? Put away your wine from you."

Nehemiah 6:7

You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, 'There is a king in Judah!' Now it will be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together."

Job 2:5

But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face."

Job 22:6

For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Jeremiah 37:13

When he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah the prophet, saying, You are falling away to the Chaldeans.

Slander » Of Christ and his disciples

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, forbidding paying taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

More verses: Acts 24:5

Slander » General references to

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Slander » Examples of

2 Samuel 10:3

But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Hasn't David sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?"

Job 1:11

But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face."

Amos 7:10

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words.

Slander » Includes » Bearing false witness

Luke 3:14

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

Slander » The wicked addicted to

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all grievous rebels, going about with slanders; they are brass and iron: they all of them deal corruptly.

Slander » Forbidden

Slander » Saints exposed to

1 Peter 4:4

They think it is strange that you don't run with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming:

Psalm 38:12

They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all day long.

Psalm 109:2

for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.

Slander » Instances of » That he was a king

Luke 23:2

They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, forbidding paying taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."

John 18:37

Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."

John 19:1-5

So Pilate then took Jesus, and flogged him. The soldiers twisted thorns into a crown, and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple garment. They kept saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and they kept slapping him. read more.
Then Pilate went out again, and said to them, "Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no basis for a charge against him." Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. Pilate said to them, "Behold, the man!"

Slander » Instances of » Of david, by his enemies

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Psalm 35:21

Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me. They said, "Aha! Aha! Our eye has seen it!"

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Slander » Includes » Defaming

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Slander » Punishment for

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother; read more.
then you shall do to him as he had thought to do to his brother: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you. Those who remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil in the midst of you. Your eyes shall not pity; life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Slander » Includes » Whispering

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

Slander » Includes » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

Romans 1:30

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Slander » Is venomous

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer's tongue.

Slander » Illustrated

Proverbs 25:18

A man who gives 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

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

Slander » Ministers exposed to

Romans 3:8

Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned.

2 Corinthians 6:8

by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;

Slander » An abomination unto God

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

Slander » Saints » Should lay aside

Slander » Saints » Should give no occasion for

Slander » Christ was exposed to

Psalm 35:11

Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.

Matthew 26:60

and they found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,

Slander » Effects of » Murder

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Ezekiel 22:9

Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood; and in you they have eaten on the mountains: in the midst of you they have committed lewdness.

Slander » Saints » Should keep their tongue from

Slander » Men shall give account for

Slander » Includes » Evil speaking

Psalm 41:5

My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"

Psalm 109:20

This is the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, of those who speak evil against my soul.

Slander » Comes from the evil heart

Luke 6:45

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

Slander » Saints should keep their tongues from

Slander » Often arises from hatred

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.

Psalm 109:3

They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause.

Slander » Saints » Characterized as avoiding

Psalm 15:1

Yahweh, who shall dwell in your sanctuary? Who shall live on your holy hill?

Psalm 15:3

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

Slander » Rulers exposed to

Jude 1:8

Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

Slander » Instances of » Of mephiboseth, by ziba

2 Samuel 19:24-30

Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king; and he had neither groomed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came home in peace. It happened, when he had come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, "Why didn't you go with me, Mephibosheth?" He answered, "My lord, O king, my servant deceived me. For your servant said, I will saddle me a donkey, that I may ride thereon, and go with the king; because your servant is lame. read more.
He has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God. Do therefore what is good in your eyes. For all my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right therefore have I yet that I should cry any more to the king?" The king said to him, "Why do you speak any more of your matters? I say, you and Ziba divide the land." Mephibosheth said to the king, "Yes, let him take all, because my lord the king has come in peace to his own house."

2 Samuel 16:3

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

Slander » Instances of » That he had a demon

John 10:20

Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"

John 8:48

Then the Jews answered him, "Don't we say well that you are a Samaritan, and have a demon?"

John 8:52

Then the Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and you say, 'If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.'

Slander » Instances of » That he blasphemed

John 5:18

For this cause therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

Mark 14:64

You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" They all condemned him to be worthy of death.

Slander » Includes » Babbling

Ecclesiastes 10:11

If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer's tongue.

Slander » Saints » Should return good for

Slander » End of, is mischievous madness

Ecclesiastes 10:13

The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Slander » Exemplified » Doeg

1 Samuel 22:9-11

Then Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, answered and said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. He inquired of Yahweh for him, gave him food, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine." Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests who were in Nob: and they came all of them to the king.

Slander » Exemplified » Jews

Matthew 11:18-19

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children."

Slander » A characteristic of the devil

Slander » Includes » Tale-bearing

Leviticus 19:16

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Slander » Servants of God exposed to

Romans 3:8

Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned.

2 Corinthians 6:8

by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;

Slander » Instances of » That he was seditious

Luke 22:65

They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.

Luke 23:5

But they insisted, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place."

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Slander » Includes » Tattling

1 Timothy 5:13

Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.

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

Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Slander » Idleness leads to

1 Timothy 5:13

Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.

Slander » Exemplified » Princes of ammon

2 Samuel 10:3

But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Hasn't David sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?"

Slander » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Kings 21:13

The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him. The base fellows testified against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" Then they carried him out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones.

Slander » Exemplified » Jeremiah's enemies

Jeremiah 38:4

Then the princes said to the king, "Please let this man be put to death; because he weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man doesn't seek the welfare of this people, but the hurt."

Slander » Exemplified » Ziba

2 Samuel 16:3

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

Slander » Effects of » Discord among brethren

Slander » Includes » Judging uncharitably

James 4:11-12

Don't speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge. Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another?

Slander » Includes » Repeating matters

Slander » Includes » Evil surmising

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

Slander » Should not be listened to

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

Slander » Hypocrites addicted to

Slander » Is destructive

Slander » Exemplified » Laban's sons

Genesis 31:1

He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth."

Slander » Exemplified » Gashmu

Nehemiah 6:6

in which was written, "It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says it, that you and the Jews intend to rebel. Because of that, you are building the wall. You would be their king, according to these words.

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 to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, "Behold, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice. It happened, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and ran outside." She laid up his garment by her, until his master came home. read more.
She spoke to him according to these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me, and it happened, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and ran outside."

Slander » Instances of » Of naboth, by jezebel

1 Kings 21:9-14

She wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. Set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king!' Then carry him out, and stone him to death." The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them. read more.
They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him. The base fellows testified against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king!" Then they carried him out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones. Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth has been stoned, and is dead."

Slander » Exemplified » David's enemies

Psalm 31:13

For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side, while they conspire together against me, they plot to take away my life.

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of the jews

Ezra 4:7-16

In the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of his companions, to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian [character], and set forth in the Syrian [language]. Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort: then [wrote] Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions, the Dinaites, and the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Shushanchites, the Dehaites, the Elamites, read more.
and the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Osnappar brought over, and set in the city of Samaria, and in the rest [of the country] beyond the River, and so forth. This is the copy of the letter that they sent to Artaxerxes the king: Your servants the men beyond the River, and so forth. Be it known to the king, that the Jews who came up from you are come to us to Jerusalem; they are building the rebellious and the bad city, and have finished the walls, and repaired the foundations. Be it known now to the king that if this city is built, and the walls finished, they will not pay tribute, custom, or toll, and in the end it will be hurtful to the kings. Now because we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not appropriate for us to see the king's dishonor, therefore have we sent and informed the king; that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste. We inform the king that, if this city be built, and the walls finished, by this means you shall have no portion beyond the River.

Slander » Includes » Raising false reports

Slander » Saints » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

Slander » The nearest relations exposed to

Slander » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 3:8

Haman said to King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different than other people's. They don't keep the king's laws. Therefore it is not for the king's profit to allow them to remain.

Slander » Is a deceitful work

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Slander » The wicked love

Psalm 52:4

You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.

Slander » Instances of » Of jeremiah, by the jews

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of stephen

Slander » Exemplified » Enemies of paul

Acts 17:7

whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus!"

Slander » Exemplified » priests

Mark 15:3

The chief priests accused him of many things.

Slander » Characterized as avoiding

Psalm 15:1

Yahweh, who shall dwell in your sanctuary? Who shall live on your holy hill?

Psalm 15:3

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

Slander » Should be warned against

Titus 3:1-2

Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men.

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)

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

Numbers 14:36

The men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land,

Slander » Wives of God's servants should avoid

1 Timothy 3:11

Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

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

Job 5:21

You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Slander » Should return good for

Slander » Hypocrites habitually

Slander » Wicked people love

Psalm 52:4

You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.

Slander » Blessed in enduring