30 Important Bible Verses About Gossip And Slander

Proverbs 16:28 – The Sacrifice of a Liar is a Deceitful Tongue

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”

Proverbs 11:13 – The Worth of a Faithful Counselor

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”

Proverbs 20:19 – The Dangers of Gossip

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”

Proverbs 18:8 – Gossip’s Penetration

“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.”

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Proverbs 26:20 – Gossip’s Fuel

“Without wood, a fire goes out; without a gossip, a quarrel dies down.”

Proverbs 26:22 – Gossip’s Sweetness

“The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels that glide right down to the stomach.”

Proverbs 20:19 – Guarding Your Lips

“Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.”

Psalms 34:13 – Seeking Peace Instead of Evil

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Proverbs 10:12 – Love Covers All Sins

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

1 Peter 3:10 – Living a Blessed Life through Kindness

“For, ‘Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”

Proverbs 21:23 – Guarding Your Mouth and Your Life

“Whoever keeps their mouth and their tongue keeps themselves out of trouble.”

James 1:26 – Bridling the Tongue

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

Proverbs 17:9 – Covering Offense by Love

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Proverbs 15:4 – Gentle Tongue: A Healing Tree

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 26:28 – Hatred and Deceit in the Heart

“A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

Proverbs 10:32 – Wisdom Guards the Tongue

“The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.”

Proverbs 12:6 – Faithful Words vs. Wicked Schemes

“The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.”

Proverbs 17:4 – Evildoers Listen to Lies

“A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.”

Ephesians 4:29 – How Our Words Bring Life or Death

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Proverbs 13:3 – Guarding Words for Life

“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”

Proverbs 17:20 – Distorted Words bring no Good

“One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.”

Proverbs 4:24 – Straightening Crooked Speech

“Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.”

Proverbs 16:23 – Wise Words: A Fountain of Wisdom

“The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.”

Proverbs 26:24 – Deception and Burning Lips

“Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.”

1 Timothy 5:13 – Idle Gossips and Sinful Behaviors

“Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.”

Proverbs 6:19 – Stirring Up Conflict with False Witness

“A false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

2 Corinthians 12:20 – Slander and Gossip vs. Purity and Love

“For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.”

Leviticus 19:16 – Spreading Lies vs. Love for Neighbor

“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.”

Proverbs 25:23 – Uncontrolled Tongue and Evil Heart

“Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.”

Proverbs 26:22 – Gossip’s Burning Words

“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.”

James 4:11 – Judging Others and Speaking Evil

“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it.”

Proverbs 15:1 – Loving Response to Stirring Words

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

James 3:6 – Taming the Untamable Tongue

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”

Psalms 101:5 – Hating Evil and Falsehood

“Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.”

Proverbs 17:19 – Evil People Seek Rebellion

“Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.”

1 Thessalonians 4:11 – Living Peaceably and Minding Our Own Business

“And to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.”

Proverbs 29:5 – Flattery and Trapping the Needy

“Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.”

Proverbs 12:19 – The Stable Tongue vs. Deceitful Tongue

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.”

Proverbs 18:7 – Foolish Words as a Snare

“The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.”

Psalms 101:7 – Silence towards Wickedness

“No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.”

Proverbs 25:18 – Trust or Deception

“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.”

Proverbs 12:22 – Lying Lips and Pleasing God

“The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”

Proverbs 21:23 – Guarding the Tongue

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

Leviticus 19:16 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

“Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.”

Matthew 15:11 – Evil Speech Defiles

“What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

Proverbs 15:28 – Wise and Righteous Words

“The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”

Colossians 3:8 – Putting Off Slanderous Talk

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Proverbs 20:22 – Vengeance is the Lord’s

“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 – Six Things the Lord Hates

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

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