Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 4:11

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

James 3:8

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

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of 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 wherewith he can do no good?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath 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 defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

2 Corinthians 12:20

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

Psalm 15:3

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

Psalm 50:20

Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and 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 defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

James 4:11

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

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 would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, 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 as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained