Saturday, May 26, 2012

16 Bible verses about gossip, backbiting, slandering and friendship

 16 Bible verses about gossip, backbiting, slandering and friendship

Let us look at Bible verses about gossip today. I know how much we want to know about other people, yet it is strength of character that helps us to keep secrets that we know and keep silent about others when we have to. I hope these short excerpts will inspire us to cherish our relationships, make us wiser and teach us how to tame our tongues.

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1. Proverbs 11:13
„A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.“

2. Proverbs 16:28
„A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.“

3. Proverbs 18:8
„The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.“

4. Leviticus 19:16
„You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.“

5. Proverbs 20:19
„A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.“

6. Psalm 15:3
„He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend...“

7. Psalm 101:5
„Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.“

8. Proverbs 26:20
„Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.“

9. Psalm 140:11
“May a slanderer not be established in the earth; May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”

10. Proverbs 10:18
„He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.“

11. Proverbs 16:28
„A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.“

12. Matthew 15:19
„For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.“

13. 1 Corinthians 4:13
„...when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.“

14. Ephesians 4:31
„Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.“

15. 1 Peter 2:12
„Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.“

16. 1 Peter 3:16
„...and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.“

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