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Want to know what the Bible says about Gossip? Here are 271 Bible verses about Gossip 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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Proverbs 20:19 NIV
A gossip betrays a confidence;
    so avoid anyone who talks too much.
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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 11:13 NIV
A gossip betrays a confidence,
    but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
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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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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 18:8 NIV
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.
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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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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 10:18 NIV
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
    and spreads slander is a fool.
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Exodus 23:1 NIV
“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
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James 4:11 NIV
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.
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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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Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
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Proverbs 21:23 NIV
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues
    keep themselves from calamity.
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Proverbs 26:22 NIV
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.
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Proverbs 17:4 NIV
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
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Proverbs 11:9 NIV
With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,
    but through knowledge the righteous escape.
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Titus 3:2 NIV
to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
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