55 Important Bible Verses About Slander and Gossip

55 Important Bible Verses About Slander and Gossip

It’s in human nature to often find whom to connect with and communicate very deep. Sometimes it could be group of friends, some times family or loved ones. Over time, we tend to talk about someone else behind their back. Sometimes, it might be true or lie, but the point is that it’s all gossip. And in this article, we will be dropping some important bible verses about slander and gossip.

Many times, we might not know the extend that piece of gossip can go, and the hurt it can create. It can often lead to slander and even deformation of character which can ruin someone’s reputation and how the community perceives him or her.

Many underestimate the power of slander. It can ruin friendships, and destroys family. That piece of gossip you think is harmless can cause many years of regret and sometimes leads to costly lawsuits.

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In the Bible, it’s the 9th commandment of God where he clearly states that “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. But often times, this commandment is the least adhered to because gossip have been rooted deep into the human nature that we hardly control our tongue. Some teachers in Africa, even stated that gossiping indirectly extends the life span of women despite knowing that it’s a sin and God hates it.

If you have seen yourself always talking about another person behind their back, knowingly or unknowingly. Then Below Bible verses will help you and as you meditate with them, may God fill you with his spirit.

Bible Verses About Slander and Gossip;

  1. With his mouth, the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge, the righteous are delivered. – Proverbs 11:9
  2. A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. – Proverbs 16:28
  3. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. – Exodus 20:16
  4. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  – Matthew 7:15
  5. A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin. – Proverbs 26:28
  6. And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” –Mark 7:20-23
  7. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. – Leviticus 19:16
  8. The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks. – Proverbs 25:23
  9. Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. – Proverbs 20:22
  10. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak. – Matthew 12:36
  11. Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. –James 4:11
  12. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. – Psalm 20:19
  13. Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure. – Psalm 101:5
  14. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12
  15. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. – 2 Timothy 2:16-17
  16. Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. – James 1:26
  17. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:31-32
  18. And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you. – Thessalonians 4:11
  19. Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:10
  20. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. – Luke 6:45
  21. The words of a whisperer are like delicious choice morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body. – Proverbs 26:22
  22. Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
  23. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. – Proverbs 10:12
  24. A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. – Proverbs 11:1
  25. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear. They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see them?” – Psalm 64:2-5
  26. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20
  27. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. – Romans 1:29-32
  28. For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; – 1 Peter 3:10
  29. For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. – Psalm 109:2-4
  30. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. – Hebrews 12:15
  31. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. – Matthew 5:11
  32. The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool. – Proverbs 10:18
  33. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. – Titus 3:10-11
  34. There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. – Proverbs 6:16-19
  35. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight. – Proverbs 12:22
  36. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29
  37. Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. – Psalm 34:13
  38. You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. – Exodus 23:1
  39. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved. – Psalm 15:1-5
  40. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good. – Titus 2:2-3
  41. Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip, a quarrel dies down. – Psalm 26:20
  42. A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish. – Proverbs 19:9
  43. When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. – Proverbs 10:19
  44. Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. – Matthew 7:1-5
  45. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. – Proverbs 18:21
  46. Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. – Proverbs 13:3
  47. Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3
  48. No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. – Psalm 101:7
  49. Do to others as you would have them do to you. – Luke 6:31
  50. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered. – Proverbs 11:13
  51. So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. – 1 Peter 2:1
  52. Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end. – Proverbs 25:9-10
  53. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! – James 3:5
  54. But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. – James 3:8
  55. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. – Psalm 50:20

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