Proverbs 26:20
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Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.

King James Bible
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Darby Bible Translation
Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

World English Bible
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Young's Literal Translation
Without wood is fire going out, And without a tale-bearer, contention ceaseth,

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James 3:5
In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.

Leviticus 19:16
"Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. "Do not stand idly by when your neighbor's life is threatened. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 16:28
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

Proverbs 22:10
Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.

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