Speaking, Evil

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:8

But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

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Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

"Shouldn't the multitude of words be answered? 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. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

Psalm 15:3

He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Leviticus 19:16

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Speaking, evil » Whispering, evil, general references to

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;

Psalm 41:7

All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained