The Lord Despises Gossip

When Jesus prays for His church in His High Priestly prayer in John 17, He spends a good portion of His time on unity.  That we would be one with one another just as His Father and He are One.  Gossip and Slander seek to destroy this oneness.  It is very hard to have communion with someone who was just murdering our reputation in private.  This is why God takes this issue so seriously and why we should seek to flee gossip.  How to Stop Gossip – We Think.

23 Forceful Bible Verses on Gossip Pastor Unlikely

Here are 23 Powerful Bible Verses Showing God’s Heart on the subject:

1)  Romans 1:28-31

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

2)  Psalm 101:5

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

3)  Matthew 12:36

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak…

4)  Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

5)  James 1:26

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

6)  Titus 3:2

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

7)  Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

8)  Proverbs 16:28

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

9)  Proverbs 21:23

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

10)  Psalm 101:5

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

11)  Proverbs 20:19

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

12)  Proverbs 18:8

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

13)  Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

14)  James 4:11

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

15)  Psalm 34:13

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

16)  Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

17)  Proverbs 11:13

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

18)  1 Timothy 5:13

Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

19)  Proverbs 10:18

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

20)  2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

21)  Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

22)  James 3:8

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

23)  1 Thessalonians 4:11

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

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3 thoughts

  1. right now there are Christians in my life who appears to engages in gossip and slander against me without a care in the world. there appears to be no consequences for them, not ones i can see anyway. i hope there will be full justice eventually, but more importantly, i hope there will be vindication for me on this earth one day. Lord, You are so amazing and wondering, so loving and just. please reveal Yourself in my situation and let Your light shine for the world to see. please let the whole world see those slanderers for who they are. Thank you Lord.

    1. I am sorry you are going through this brother. Just know that the Lord does know the truth and He will make all things just in His time. For a little while now we may hurt and struggle – for eternity it will be only joy.
      God bless you – Tom

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