Gossip & Slander

Proverbs 10:18  
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 10:19  
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Cross Reference: Prov 17:27, James 1:19, 3:2

Proverbs 11:12-13  
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.  A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.  

Proverbs 16:27-28  
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.  A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.  

Proverbs 17:4  
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs 17:9  
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Proverbs 18:8  
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 20:19  
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 25:9-10  
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:  Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.  

Proverbs 26:20-27  
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.  As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.  The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.  Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.  He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;  When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.  Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  

James 3:5When discussing the tongue, the Bible often uses fire as imagery (James 3:5-6, Prov 16:27, Prov 26:20-22, Isaiah 30:27). A contentious tongue provides fuel to the fire of strife. Remove the fuel and you stop the fire (Prov 22:10).Jesus used a similar analogy to Proverbs 26:23 in Matthew 23:27 and Luke 11:39. God judges the inside of a person (our heart), not the outward appearance (1Sa 16:7).

Proverbs 30:10  
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

Total Verses: 21
Total Passages: 11