Here are 133 Bible verses about gossip from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.
Ephesians 4:29 KJV
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
2 Corinthians 12:20 KJV
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Proverbs 16:28 KJV
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Proverbs 20:19 KJV
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
1 Timothy 5:13 KJV
And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Proverbs 6:16 KJV
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Matthew 15:16-19 KJV
And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Psalm 15:2-3 KJV
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Psalm 34:13 KJV
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
2 Timothy 2:16 KJV
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Proverbs 6:17 KJV
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 10:19 KJV
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Exodus 23:1 KJV
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Proverbs 11:13 KJV
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 KJV
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
Proverbs 6:18 KJV
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 21:23 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
James 1:26 KJV
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Psalm 141:3 KJV
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Proverbs 26:20 KJV
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Proverbs 6:19 KJV
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 26:22 KJV
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
James 4:11 KJV
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Proverbs 11:9 KJV
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Proverbs 18:8 KJV
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 18:21 KJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Leviticus 19:16 KJV
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord.
Proverbs 10:18 KJV
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Proverbs 26:23 KJV
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Matthew 12:36 KJV
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 5:11 KJV
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Titus 3:2 KJV
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Proverbs 25:9 KJV
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Proverbs 26:24 KJV
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
Psalm 101:5 KJV
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 KJV
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 26:25 KJV
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Titus 2:2-5 KJV
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Proverbs 26:26 KJV
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Ephesians 4:29-32 KJV
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Proverbs 18:6-7 KJV
A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 15:4 KJV
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 17:9 KJV
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Proverbs 26:27 KJV
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Psalm 15:3 KJV
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Proverbs 26:28 KJV
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Romans 1:29 KJV
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
James 3:5 KJV
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James 3:6 KJV
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Proverbs 18:7 KJV
A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
James 3:7 KJV
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
Proverbs 17:4 KJV
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Psalm 50:20 KJV
Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.
James 3:8 KJV
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Psalm 41:5 KJV
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
Proverbs 30:10 KJV
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
Exodus 20:16 KJV
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
1 Timothy 3:11 KJV
Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Psalm 41:7 KJV
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
John 7:12-13 KJV
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
1 Peter 2:1 KJV
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
Ecclesiastes 10:20 KJV
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
1 Timothy 5:13-14 KJV
And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
2 Timothy 2:17 KJV
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
1 Timothy 3:9-11 KJV
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
Psalm 69:12 KJV
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
Proverbs 26:20-22 KJV
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 25:9-10 KJV
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Proverbs 19:5 KJV
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Romans 1:29-32 KJV
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
2 Timothy 3:3 KJV
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Philippians 4:8 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 KJV
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
Romans 1:28-32 KJV
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 1:29-30 KJV
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Titus 2:3 KJV
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Proverbs 25:23 KJV
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Psalm 41:6 KJV
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
Ephesians 4:31 KJV
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Proverbs 16:27 KJV
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
1 Corinthians 11:19 KJV
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
Ezekiel 36:3 KJV
Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
Romans 1:30 KJV
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Psalm 64:2-4 KJV
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
1 Peter 4:15 KJV
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
Ephesians 4:15-16 KJV
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Proverbs 19:9 KJV
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
Psalm 19:14 KJV
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Proverbs 12:22 KJV
Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Psalm 50:19-23 KJV
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
Psalm 1 KJV
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 31:18 KJV
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
John 8:4-10 KJV
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
John 8:44 KJV
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Colossians 4:6 KJV
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Titus 2:2-3 KJV
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Proverbs 13:3 KJV
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
1 Timothy 4:2 KJV
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Proverbs 14:5 KJV
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
Psalm 58:3 KJV
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Psalm 101:7 KJV
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Matthew 7:1 KJV
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
1 Peter 3:16 KJV
Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Ephesians 4:25 KJV
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Nahum 3:1 KJV
Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
Matthew 7:12 KJV
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Jeremiah 9:1-11 KJV
Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary…
Colossians 3:8 KJV
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Matthew 18:17 KJV
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Deuteronomy 13:14 KJV
Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
Revelation 21:8 KJV
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Proverbs 11:12 KJV
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Genesis 3:13 KJV
And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Revelation 2:2 KJV
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Ephesians 5:11 KJV
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Jeremiah 6:28 KJV
They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
Proverbs 26:17 KJV
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
1 Timothy 5:19 KJV
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Proverbs 30:8 KJV
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Psalm 15 KJV
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Zephaniah 3:13 KJV
The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Hosea 10:13 KJV
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Hosea 7:3 KJV
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
Psalm 119:163 KJV
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
Colossians 3:9 KJV
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Leviticus 19:11 KJV
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
Proverbs 29:12 KJV
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
John 10:10 KJV
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Proverbs 12:5 KJV
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Luke 6:31 KJV
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
Hebrews 6:18 KJV
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: