Bible verses including the word or topic of Backbiting.
Biblical Verses related to Backbiting.
“You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son.
The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
‘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.
1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.
A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
“You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
1 Peter 2:12
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
1 Timothy 3:11
Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
2 Timothy 3:3
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
1 Corinthians 4:13
when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.
1 Peter 3:16
and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
All of them are stubbornly rebellious, Going about as a talebearer They are bronze and iron; They, all of them, are corrupt.
“Let everyone be on guard against his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; Because every brother deals craftily, And every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.