Bible Verses About Gossip (KJV)

Psalm 34:13
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Gossip is a malicious or idle talk about the personal or private affairs of others. It can be damaging and hurtful, and it is often motivated by jealousy or envy. Gossip can also be used as a tool to manipulate others. But what exactly is gossip?

Gossip is defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as true. In other words, it’s rumours or stories about someone that may or may not be true.

Gossip is usually spread by word of mouth, but it can also be spread through email, text messages, and social media. It can be difficult to avoid gossip, especially if it is coming from someone you know and trust. If you find yourself on the receiving end of gossip, try to stay calm and level-headed. Don’t engage with the person spreading the gossip, and don’t repeat what you’ve heard.

Gossip can be harmful because it often spreads false information. This can cause people to make judgments about others based on untrue stories. Additionally, gossip can damage relationships between people. When someone gossips about another person, it can create tension and mistrust.

On the other hand, some people see gossip as harmless fun. They see it as a way to pass the time and connect with others. And while it’s true that not all gossip is harmful, it’s important to be aware of the potential consequences before engaging in this type of conversation.

If you’re worried that gossip might be damaging your reputation, or the reputation of someone you care about, it’s important to talk to a trusted friend or family member. They can help you figure out how to deal with the situation.

Gossip is destructive and should be avoided whenever possible. If you do choose to gossip, be sure to only talk about people who you know well, and be careful not to spread false information. Additionally, avoid gossiping about sensitive topics like someone’s personal life or finances. Finally, respect other people’s privacy – if they don’t want their business shared, don’t share it!

Gossip can be tricky business. But if you use your best judgement and follow these guidelines, you can avoid harming yourself or others.

Proverbs 18:8 says, “The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.” In other words, gossip is like food that you can’t resist because it’s so tasty. But just as food that’s high in fat and sugar can be bad for your health, gossip can be bad for your soul.

Gossip destroys relationships and creates division. It’s often used to make someone feel better about themselves by making someone else look bad. But ultimately, gossip only hurts the person who is doing the gossiping.

If you find yourself gossiping, ask God to help you overcome this temptation. And if you’re on the receiving end of gossip, don’t believe everything you hear. Pray for the person who is spreading the rumours, and take any concerns you have to that person directly.


Exodus 20:16
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Bible Verses About Gossip

1. Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

2. Proverbs 17:9

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

3. Proverbs 20:19

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

4. Proverbs 11:13

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

5. Proverbs 10:18

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

6. Psalm 101:5

Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

7. Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

8. Titus 3:2

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

9. James 4:11

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

10. James 1:26

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

11. Exodus 23:1

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

12. Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

13. Psalm 34:13

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14. Psalm 41:5

Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

15. 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.

16. Psalm 50:20

Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.

17. Proverbs 16:28

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

18. Exodus 20:16

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

19. Psalm 141:3

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

20. Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

21. Proverbs 10:19

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


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Celine Rice
Celine is a web blogger who enjoys writing about her daily life. Her favorite topics are education and feminism. As much as she enjoys being creative, she sometimes just wants to sit down and read a good book without overthinking.
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