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17 Bible Verses about Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:8

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
But the righteous will escape from trouble.

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Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

“Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a talkative man be acquitted?

Job 15:3

“Should he argue with useless talk,
Or with words which are not profitable?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy;
No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Proverbs 18:8

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

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Speaking, evil » Whispering, evil, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt, saying,

Proverbs 26:22

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

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained

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