How to handle gossip biblically

how to handle gossip biblically

1 Timothy 3:11
“Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things”

Proverbs 18:21
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”

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

Proverbs 11:13
“A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter”

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

Ezekiel 36:3
“Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God ; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people”

Proverbs 26:20
“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth”

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

1 Timothy 5:13
“And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not”

Proverbs 12:22
“Lying lips are abomination to the Lord : but they that deal truly are his delight”

Ephesians 4:25
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another”

Proverbs 11:12
“He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace”

Proverbs 26:17
“He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears”

Psalm 141:3
“Set a watch, O Lord , before my mouth; keep the door of my lips”

Colossians 4:6
“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”

Romans 12:2
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”

1 Peter 4:15
“But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters”

Proverbs 11:9
“An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered”

1 Timothy 5:13
“And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not”

Philippians 4:8
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”

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

James 3:8
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison”

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

Titus 2:2
“That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience”

1 Timothy 3:11
“Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things”

1 Peter 2:1
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings”

2 Corinthians 12:20
“For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults”

Ephesians 5:11
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”

Matthew 7:1
“Judge not, that ye be not judged”

Colossians 3:8
“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth”

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