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17 Bible Verses about Speaking, Evil

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James 4:11

Speak not one against another, brethren; he who is speaking against a brother, and is judging his brother, doth speak against law, and doth judge law, and if law thou dost judge, thou art not a doer of law but a judge;

James 3:8

and the tongue no one of men is able to subdue, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison,

Psalm 52:2

Mischiefs doth thy tongue devise, Like a sharp razor, working deceit.

Proverbs 12:13

In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.

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Speaking, evil » Vain talk condemned

Job 11:2

Is a multitude of words not answered? And is a man of lips justified?

Job 15:3

To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them?

Speaking, evil » General references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, He ceased to act prudently -- to do good.

James 3:6

and the tongue is a fire, the world of the unrighteousness, so the tongue is set in our members, which is spotting our whole body, and is setting on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by the gehenna.

Speaking, evil » Backbiting

2 Corinthians 12:20

for I fear lest, having come, not such as I wish I may find you, and I -- I may be found by you such as ye do not wish, lest there be strifes, envyings, wraths, revelries, evil-speakings, whisperings, puffings up, insurrections,

Psalm 15:3

He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his neighbour.

Psalm 50:20

Thou sittest, against thy brother thou speakest, Against a son of thy mother givest slander.

More verses: Jeremiah 9:4 Romans 1:30

Speaking, evil » Talebearers condemned

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.

More verses: Proverbs 20:19

Speaking, evil » Warnings against

James 3:6

and the tongue is a fire, the world of the unrighteousness, so the tongue is set in our members, which is spotting our whole body, and is setting on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by the gehenna.

James 4:11

Speak not one against another, brethren; he who is speaking against a brother, and is judging his brother, doth speak against law, and doth judge law, and if law thou dost judge, thou art not a doer of 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, having come, not such as I wish I may find you, and I -- I may be found by you such as ye do not wish, lest there be strifes, envyings, wraths, revelries, evil-speakings, whisperings, puffings up, insurrections,

Psalm 41:7

All hating me whisper together against me, Against me they devise evil to me:

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a tale-bearer are as self-inflicted wounds, And they have gone down to the inner parts of the heart.

Speaking, evil » The tongue to be restrained