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‘You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. Lev 19:16 (NKJV)

“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justiceEx 23:1-2 (NKJV)

Keep your tongue from evil,  And your lips from speaking deceit. Psalms 34:13 (NKJV)

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows–bitter words, That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;  Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. Psalms 64:2-4 (NKJV) 

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure. Psalms 101:5 (NKJV)

These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,
A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Prov 6:16-19 (NKJV)

Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool. Prov 10:18 (NKJV)

A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter. Prov 11:13 (NKJV)

The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body. Prov 18:8 (NKJV)

A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. Prov 16:28 (NKJV)

An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. Prov 17:4 (NKJV)

He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends. Prov 17:9 (NKJV)

He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips. Prov 20:19 (NKJV)

Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles. Prov 21:23 (NKJV)

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. Prov 26:20 (NKJV)

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matt 12:36-37 (NKJV)

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Eph 4:29-30 (NKJV)

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. James 1:26 (NKJV)

Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of 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 (NKJV)

And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. 1 Tim 5:13 (NKJV)

But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. 2 Tim 2:16 (NKJV)

Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. Titus 3:1-2 (NKJV)

Acts 21:26-40, Gossip Kills (14564) from Calvary Aurora on Vimeo.

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