Never miss a post

17 Bible Verses about Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:8

but no man can tame the tongue, which is an evil that cannot be restrained and is full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue devises wickedness like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

James 3:5

In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.

Bible Theasaurus

From Thematic Bible


Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 15:3

Should he dispute with useless words and with reasons that are not profitable?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Psalm 15:3

He that does not backbite with his tongue nor do evil to his neighbour nor take up a reproach against his neighbour.

Psalm 50:20

Thou didst sit and speak against thy brother; thou didst slander thine own mother's son.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not travel about as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 26:20

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Speaking, evil » Whispering, evil, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

Psalm 41:7

All that hate me congregate together and murmur against me; against me do they devise my hurt.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained