Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 4:11

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law].

James 3:8

but no human being is able to tame the tongue. [It is] a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit.

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

Proverbs 12:13

By the transgression of lips, evil is ensnared, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

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Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

"Should an abundance of words go unanswered, or {a man full of talk} be vindicated?

Job 15:3

Should he argue in talk [that] is not profitable or [in] words with which he cannot do good?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth [are] wickedness and deceit. He has ceased to have insight [and] to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. [One] haughty of eyes and {arrogant} of heart, him I will not endure.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling will cease.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisper [are] like delicious morsels, and they themselves go down [to] inner parts of the body.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

James 4:11

Do not speak evil of one another, brothers. The one who speaks evil of a brother or judges his brother speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge [of the law].

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Speaking, evil » Whispering, evil, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow [when I] arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. [I am afraid] lest somehow [there will be] strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder.

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me speak together against me. Against me they assume the {worst} for me:

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer [are] like delicious morsels, and they go down to the inner parts of the body.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained