Proverbs 6:16-19 — 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.
Proverbs 26:20 — Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
1 Peter 4:15 — But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters.
James 1:26 — 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 4:11-12 — 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. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
Proverbs 20:19 — He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.
Philippians 4:8 — Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Proverbs 11:13 — A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
Proverbs 17:20 — He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
Unless noted otherwise, all Scripture verses are from The New King James Version. 1996, ©1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.