“ ‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people. “ ‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord. ’ “
- Leviticus 19:16
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
- Proverbs 18:8
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
- Proverbs 20:19
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
- Proverbs 11:13
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
- Proverbs 16:28
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.
- Psalm 52:2
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
- Proverbs 25:23
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.
- Psalm 34:13
Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
- Proverbs 26:20-21