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Occurs twice in English Versions:

(1) 1 Peter 2:1 it is the translation of katalalia, "a speaking against," rendered "backbiting" in 2 Corinthians 12:20; compare katalalos, "backbiter" (Romans 1:30); the verb katalaleo is rendered to "speak against" (1 Peter 2:12 James 4:11 1 Peter 3:16);

(2) of blasphemia, "what is hurtful to the good name of anyone," "detraction," "slander" (Ephesians 4:31 the Revised Version (British and American), "railing"; compare 1 Timothy 6:4 Jude 1:9; Colossians 3:8); the verb blasphemeo is rendered to "speak evil of" (Romans 14:16 1 Corinthians 10:30 Titus 3:2, etc.); to "speak evil" occurs in Mark 9:39 as the translation of kakologeo, "lightly (the Revised Version (British and American) "quickly") speak evil of me"; Acts 19:9 the King James Version "spake evil of that way." In Psalm 140:11, we have "evil-speaker" as the translation of 'ish lashon, "a man of tongue"; so the Revised Version (British and American). The wrong thing condemned as evil-speaking seems to be essentially detraction, what is hurtful to the reputation, and it is often too lightly regarded even among Christians.


W. L. Walker


Called to Reach a Higher Standard
... is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." Hebrews
12:1, 2. Envy, malice, evil thinking, evilspeaking, covetousness"these ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 30 called to reach.htm

The Passover visit
... So with us; by idle talk, evilspeaking, or neglect of prayer, we may in one day
lose the Saviour's presence, and it may take many days of sorrowful search to ...
/.../white/the desire of ages/chapter 8 the passover visit.htm

A Servant of Servants
... The mind is energized to break down every barrier that has caused alienation.
Evil thinking and evilspeaking are put away. Sins ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 71 a servant of.htm

The First Evangelists
... whatever the profession. Men may deny Christ by evilspeaking, by foolish
talking, by words that are untruthful or unkind. They may ...
/.../white/the desire of ages/chapter 37 the first evangelists.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Is expressly forbidden (Titus 3:2; James 4:11), and severe punishments are denounced against it (1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10). It is spoken of also with abhorrence (Psalm 15:3; Proverbs 18:6, 7), and is foreign to the whole Christian character and the example of Christ.

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Evil-speaking (5 Occurrences)
Evil-speaking. Evilspeaking, Evil-speaking. Evil-speakings . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Evilspeaking, Evil-speaking. Evil-speakings . Reference Bible.
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Evil-speakers (2 Occurrences)
Evil-speakers. Evil-smelling, Evil-speakers. Evilspeaking . Multi-Version
Concordance ... Evil-smelling, Evil-speakers. Evilspeaking . Reference Bible.
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