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100 Bible Verses About Slander

Here are 100 Bible verses about slander from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 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.

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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.

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Proverbs 10:18 KJV

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

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1 Peter 3:16 KJV

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

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James 4:11 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.

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Exodus 20:16 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.

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2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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Titus 3:2 KJV

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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1 Peter 2:1 KJV

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Matthew 5:11 KJV

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

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Proverbs 16:28 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.

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Luke 6:45 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Proverbs 20:19 KJV

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

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Exodus 23:1 KJV

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

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Proverbs 11:9 KJV

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

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Psalms 109:3 KJV

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

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Mark 7:20-23 KJV

They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

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James 1:12 KJV

And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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1 Peter 3:10 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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Psalms 50:20 KJV

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

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Leviticus 19:16 KJV

Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.

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Ephesians 4:32 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.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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Proverbs 17:9 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.

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Colossians 3:8 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

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Proverbs 6:19 KJV

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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1 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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James 1:19-20 KJV

Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

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Psalms 31:13 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

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Proverbs 25:23 KJV

For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

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Jeremiah 9:4 KJV

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

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Romans 1:30 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 26:28 KJV

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

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Psalms 140:3 KJV

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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Job 5:21 KJV

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.

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Jeremiah 6:28 KJV

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

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1 Timothy 3:11 KJV

They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

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Proverbs 26:20 KJV

Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

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Proverbs 20:22 KJV

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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1 Timothy 5:13 KJV

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 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.

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Psalms 109:2 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:

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1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV

For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

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Proverbs 26:22 KJV

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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Ephesians 4:31 KJV

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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2 Peter 2:10 KJV

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

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Titus 2:3 KJV

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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Mark 11:25 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;

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1 Peter 2:12 KJV

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

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Romans 1:29 KJV

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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Romans 3:8 KJV

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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Proverbs 18:8 KJV

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Ezekiel 22:9 KJV

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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Mark 10:19 KJV

In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.

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1 Peter 4:4 KJV

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

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Ecclesiastes 10:13 KJV

Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

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Psalms 15:3 KJV

The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

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Psalms 41:6-9 KJV

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

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Psalms 38:12 KJV

And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

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Revelation 12:10 KJV

They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

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Jude 1:8 KJV

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

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Ephesians 4:29-32 KJV

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

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Psalms 64:3 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.

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Matthew 26:60 KJV

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

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Proverbs 11:13 KJV

But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

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Psalms 52:4 KJV

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

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Hebrews 13:5 KJV

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Psalms 41:5 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.

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1 Samuel 24:9 KJV

Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

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Luke 22:65 KJV

And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men’s words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

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1 Peter 2:20 KJV

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

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2 Timothy 2:22 KJV

For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

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2 Timothy 2:16-17 KJV

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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Colossians 3:5-8 KJV

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

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Ephesians 4:15 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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Proverbs 18:21 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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Ephesians 4:25-27 KJV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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Proverbs 11:1 KJV

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.

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Matthew 6:14-15 KJV

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

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Psalms 35:21 KJV

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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Matthew 7:15-20 KJV

Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

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James 1:26 KJV

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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Matthew 16:26 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.

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Proverbs 10:19 KJV

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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Titus 3:3 KJV

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

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Romans 1:29-30 KJV

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

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Psalms 41:7 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,

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Proverbs 12:22 KJV

All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.

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Jeremiah 9:4-6 KJV

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

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Proverbs 30:10 KJV

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 themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

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Psalms 120:1-2 KJV

In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

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Romans 1:29-31 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:

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Mark 7:21-23 KJV

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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