Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:8

but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

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

James 3:5

So too, though the tongue is a small part [of the body], it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by [his] rebellious speech, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

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Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

Should this stream of words go unanswered and such a talker be acquitted?

Job 15:3

Should he argue with useless talk or with words that serve no good purpose?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive; he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our [bodies]; it pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

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

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.

Psalm 15:3

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

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Proverbs 18:8

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

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our [bodies]; it pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, 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 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.

Psalm 41:7

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

Proverbs 26:22

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

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained

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