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Want to know what the Bible says about Backbiting? Here are 419 Bible verses about Backbiting from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 16:28 NIV
A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip separates close friends.
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Romans 16:17-18 NIV
17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
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Proverbs 25:23 NIV
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain
    is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
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Psalm 15:1-3 NIV
15 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
    Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,
    who does no wrong to a neighbor,
    and casts no slur on others;
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James 4:11-12 NIV
11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?
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2 Corinthians 12:20 NIV
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
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James 1:26 NIV
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
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Proverbs 17:9 NIV
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
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Leviticus 19:16 NIV
“‘Do not go about spreading slander among your people.
“‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the Lord.
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Proverbs 26:20 NIV
Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
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John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Proverbs 11:13 NIV
A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
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Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
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Proverbs 18:21 NIV
The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.
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Matthew 12:37 NIV
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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Proverbs 18:8 NIV
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.
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Matthew 6:16-18 NIV
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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Acts 14:23 NIV
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
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John 3:16-17 NIV
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
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Romans 1:30 NIV
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
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419 Bible Verses about Backbiting

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