Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:8

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises evil; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall escape from trouble.

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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 reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches with which he can do no good?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has ceased 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 nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: he that has a haughty look and a proud heart will I not endure.

2 Corinthians 12:20

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

Psalm 15:3

He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

Proverbs 26:20

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

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are like tasty 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, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it 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, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found unto you such as you desire not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, conceit, tumults:

Psalm 41:7

All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer are tasty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained