Dictionary of Bible Themes
Loose or careless speech, often motivated by curiosity, which can lead to unacceptable consequences. Scripture emphasises the importance of avoiding careless talk, and considering one's words with care.
Unfounded boasting is idle talk
Human questioning of God is idle talk
Flattery is idle talk
Meaningless conversation is idle talk
Job 27:11-12 Job referring to the words of his comforters.
These criticisms of Job by his companions are unjustified:
Examples of idle talk
Idle talk is folly
A mark of the fool
Talking too much
Idle talk is combated by upright living
Idle talk has no place in the church
All idle talk will be judged