"You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord."

Leviticus 19:16


"The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts."

Proverbs 18:8 (NIV)


"He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip."

Proverbs 20:19


"A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret."

Proverbs 11:13 (NIV)


"A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends."

Proverbs 16:28


"The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance."

Proverbs 25:23


"For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body."

Proverbs 26:20-22


"Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit."

Psalm 52:2


"Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit."

Psalm 34:13