GOSSIP: WHAT IS IT AND
WHAT DOES GOD THINK ABOUT IT?
GENESIS 9:21-25 NKJV
Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and
became uncovered in his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his
father, and told his two brothers outside.
23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both
their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their
father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their
24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his
younger son had done to him.
25 Then he said: "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants
He shall be to his brethren."
LEVITICUS 19:16 NKJV
'You shall not go about as a talebearer among
your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your
neighbor: I am the Lord.
PSALM 101:5 NKJV
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I
will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I
will not endure.
PROVERBS 11:13 NKJV
A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of
a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
PROVERBS 15:4 NKJV
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But
perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
PROVERBS 16:28 NKJV
A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer
separates the best of friends.
PROVERBS 17:9 NKJV
He who covers a transgression seeks love, But
he who repeats a matter separates the best of friends.
PROVERBS 18:8 NKJV
The words of a talebearer are like tasty
trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
PROVERBS 20:19 NKJV
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals
secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.
PROVERBS 25:23 NKJV
The north wind brings forth rain, And a
backbiting tongue an angry countenance.
ROMANS 1:29-30 NKJV
29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual
immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy,
murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
2 CORINTHIANS 12:20 NKJV
For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find
you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by
you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies,
outbursts of wrath, selfish
ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;
1 TIMOTHY 5:13 NKJV
And besides they learn to be idle, wandering
about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and
busybodies, saying things which they ought not.
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