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Want to know what the Bible says about Busybodies? Here are 18 Bible verses about Busybodies 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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1 Timothy 5:13 NIV
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
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1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,
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2 Thessalonians 3:11 NIV
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
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1 Peter 4:15 NIV
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
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Proverbs 20:3 NIV
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
    but every fool is quick to quarrel.
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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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Titus 2:3 NIV
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.
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2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIV
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Proverbs 24:2 NIV
for their hearts plot violence,
    and their lips talk about making trouble.
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2 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV
Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.
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1 Peter 3:7 NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
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Mark 7:6 NIV
He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
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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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Proverbs 18:9 NIV
One who is slack in his work
    is brother to one who destroys.
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Proverbs 30:5 NIV
“Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Matthew 18:17 NIV
If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
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