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Want to know what the Bible says about backstabbers? Here are 135 Bible verses about backstabbers 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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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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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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Proverbs 20:19 NIV
A gossip betrays a confidence;
    so avoid anyone who talks too much.
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John 8:7 NIV
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
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Proverbs 20:20 NIV
If someone curses their father or mother,
    their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
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Romans 1:29 NIV
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
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Ephesians 4:26 NIV
“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
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Matthew 5:44 NIV
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
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Romans 1:18 NIV
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
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Jeremiah 48:10 NIV
“A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work!
    A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!
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Romans 1:30-32 NIV
30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
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Habakkuk 2:4 NIV
“See, the enemy is puffed up;
    his desires are not upright—
    but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness
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1 Peter 2:1 NIV
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
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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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Leviticus 20:13 NIV
“‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
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John 8:32 NIV
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
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Proverbs 11:13 NIV
A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
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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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Luke 1:37 NIV
For no word from God will ever fail.”
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