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Also called: Gossip
Idle talk or rumor about others.

Top Bible Verses about Slander

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go about with slander among your people; you shall not endanger your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh. Read Leviticus 19:16

Psalm 101:5

One who slanders his neighbor in secret, him I will destroy. One haughty of eyes and arrogant of heart, him I will not endure. Read Psalm 101:5

Proverbs 11:9

With a mouth, the godless shall destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered. Read Proverbs 11:9

Romans 1:29–31

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. They are gossipers, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boasters, contrivers of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, faithless, unfeeling, unmerciful, Read Romans 1:29–31

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid lest somehow when I arrive, I will not find you as I want, and I may be found by you as you do not want. I am afraid lest somehow there will be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, pride, disorder. Read 2 Corinthians 12:20

Famous Christian Quotes About Slander, Gossip

Do Not Slander or Listen to Slander

Keep your tongue from criticizing and watch over your words. Know that in judging others you are passing sentence on yourself and that you are yourself guilty of the faults that you blame in them. It is no excuse to say, “If others tell me things I cannot be rude to them.” No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener. An arrow never lodges in a stone; often it recoils upon the shooter of it. Let the detractor learn from your unwillingness to listen not to be so ready to detract.


We Often Talk Vainly and To No Purpose

Why, indeed, do we converse and gossip among ourselves when we so seldom part without a troubled conscience? We do so because we seek comfort from one another’s conversation.… But, sad to say, we often talk vainly and to no purpose; for this external pleasure effectively bars inward and divine consolation. Therefore we must watch and pray lest time pass idly. When the right and opportune moment comes for speaking, say something that will edify.

Thomas à Kempis

Blessed Are Those Who Love Their Brothers

Blessed is that brother who would love his brother as much when he is ill and not able to assist him as he loves him when he is well and able to assist him. Blessed is the brother who would love and fear his brother as much when he is far from him as he would when with him, and who would not say anything about him behind his back that he could not with charity say in his presence.

Francis of Assisi
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