“ ‘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