'Slander' in the Bible
You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh.
And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
and he uttereth slander against thy servant unto my lord the king, and my lord the king is as a messenger of God; and do thou that which is good in thine eyes,
You will be safe from slanderand not fear destruction when it comes.
who does not slander with his tongue,who does not harm his friendor discredit his neighbor,
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
But in my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together [against me];The slanderers whom I did not know gathered against me;They slandered and reviled me without ceasing.
You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.
Look how they belch out [insults] with their mouths;Swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips,For they say, “Who hears us?”
Their slander will bring about their demise. All who see them will shudder,
Though rulers plot and slander me, your servant meditates on your statutes.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
A wicked scoundrel digs up evil, and his slander is like a scorching fire.
Don’t slander a servant to his masteror he will curse you, and you will become guilty.
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;He devises wicked schemesTo destroy the afflicted with slander,Even though the needy one speaks what is right.
All are stubborn rebelsspreading slander.They are bronze and iron;all of them are corrupt.
Everyone has to be on guard against his friend.Don’t trust any brother,for every brother will certainly deceive,and every friend spread slander.
The slander and murmuring of my opponentsattack me all day long.
There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who live in you eat at the mountain shrines; they commit immoral acts within you.
therefore, prophesy and say: This is what the Lord God says: Because they have made you desolate and have trampled you from every side, so that you became a possession for the rest of the nations and an object of people’s gossip and slander,
Enough for the learner to be on a level with his teacher, and for the servant to be on a level with his master. If they have called the master of the house Baal-zebul, how much more will they slander his servants?
It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.
adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.
But Jesus said, "Don't stop him, because no one who works a miracle in my name can slander me soon afterwards.
You are blessed when people hate you,when they exclude you, insult you,and slander your name as evilbecause of the Son of Man.
Or can we say as some people slander us by claiming that we say "Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!
through glory and dishonor,through slander and good report;as deceivers yet true;
For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice.
But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.
And he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside the church, so that he will not be discredited and fall into the devil’s trap.
So I want younger widows to get married, have children, manage their households, and not give opponents of the faith any occasion for slander.
he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,
to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.
Do they not blaspheme the precious name [of Christ] by which you are called?
So rid yourselves of all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all slander.
Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.
Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.
So they are surprised that you don’t plunge with them into the same flood of wild living—and they slander you.
Being bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to slander glorious beings. Yet even angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring a slanderous accusation against them from the Lord.
In a similar way, these dreamers also defile their flesh, reject the Lord's authority, and slander his glorious beings.
Whatever these people do not understand, they slander. Like irrational animals, they are destroyed by the very things they know by instinct.
I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
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