Gossip
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Proverbs 20:19
He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.
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Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor; I am the LORD.
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Proverbs 16:28
A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.
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1 Timothy 5:13
And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
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Proverbs 11:13
A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
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Luke 6:31
And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.
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Proverbs 18:8
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
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James 4:11
Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law: but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge.
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Proverbs 26:20
Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.
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Exodus 20:16
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.

2. (n.) A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.

3. (n.) One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.

4. (n.) The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.

5. (v. t.) To stand sponsor to.

6. (v. i.) To make merry.

7. (v. i.) To prate; to chat; to talk much.

8. (v. i.) To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

Greek
5396. phluareo -- to talk nonsense
... to talk nonsense. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phluareo Phonetic Spelling:
(floo-ar-eh'-o) Short Definition: I gossip against Definition: I gossip ...
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5587. psithurismos -- a whispering
... Cor 12:20).]. Word Origin from psithurizo (to whisper) Definition a whispering
NASB Word Usage gossip (1). whispering. From a derivative ...
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4691. spermologos -- a seed picker, fig. one who picks up scraps ...
... babbler. From sperma and lego; a seed-picker (as the crow), ie (figuratively) a
sponger, loafer (specially, a gossip or trifler in talk) -- babbler. ...
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5588. psithuristes -- a whisperer
... Cognate: 5588 -- properly, a whisperer; a sneaky gossip (a "back-stabber"); a backbiter,
quietly (secretly) destroying another person's character -- ie covertly ...
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1225. diaballo -- to bring charges (usually with hostile intent)
... 1225 -- properly, "to throw across (back and forth), "either with rocks or words
(with slander, gossip, used only in Lk 16:1). The word implies malice even if ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8193. saphah -- lip, speech, edge
... from an unused word Definition lip, speech, edge NASB Word Usage babbling (2), bank
(10), binding (2), brim (9), edge (17), empty (2), gossip* (1), language (6 ...
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6601a. pathah -- to be spacious, wide or open
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to be spacious, wide or open NASB Word Usage
enlarge (1), gossip* (1). 6601, 6601a. pathah. 6601b . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Against Gossip
... ESSAYS iii Against Gossip. He that is hasty to trust is lightminded; and
he that sinneth shall offend against his own soul. He that ...
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Of those who Gossip, and of Silence.
... LXXVI."Of Those Who Gossip, and of Silence. When a thing appears to anybody
of no consequence, and is not shunned, and it rushes ...
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The Tenth Chapter: Avoiding Idle Talk
... SHUN the gossip of men as much as possible, for discussion of worldly affairs, even
though sincere, is a great distraction inasmuch as we are quickly ensnared ...
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Testimonies from the Apostle Concerning the Spirit of Accidie.
... that ye take pains to be quiet;" ie, that you stop in your cells, and be not disturbed
by rumours, which generally spring from the wishes and gossip of idle ...
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The Classes and the Masses
... horizon than thoughts concerning their husbands and children and jewels and curries,
and always their next-door neighbour's squabbles and the gossip of the ...
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The Twentieth Chapter: the Love of Solitude and Silence
... If you withdraw yourself from unnecessary talking and idle running about, from
listening to gossip and rumors, you will find enough time that is suitable for ...
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Ephesians iv. 31
... "But what then," ye will say, "if she shall be a railer, or a gossip, or a drunkard?"
Yet, how many free women are such? ... If she be a gossip, silence her. ...
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The Lady Miriam
... The pair had spoken of all Memphis and its gossip; had given account of themselves
and had caught up with the present time in the succession of events. ...
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The Tongue.
... busy-body; there was not a visit which they paid, not a foolish dress which they
adopted, but became the subject of bitter scrutiny and malevolent gossip. ...
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Ninth Commandment
... Falserumor"exaggeration"misrepresentation "insinuation"gossip"equivocation"
holding back of the truth when it is due and right to tell it ...
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Thesaurus
Gossip (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
4. (n.) The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor. ...Gossip (7 Occurrences). ...
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Tale (7 Occurrences)
... In talebearer the word has another meaning, namely, "slanderous talk or gossip."
The word occurs 5 times in Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 20:19 ...
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Quiet (167 Occurrences)
... In the New Testament, it is the translation of hesuchazo, "to refrain from gossip
or meddlesomehess": "that ye study to be quiet": (1 Thessalonians 4:11), and ...
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Gossipers (1 Occurrence)

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Gossamer (1 Occurrence)

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Idleness (4 Occurrences)
... argos, literally, "inactive," "useless" (Matthew 20:3, 6). In Luke 24:11 "idle talk"
corresponds to one Greek word which means "empty gossip" or "nonsensical ...
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Innermost (22 Occurrences)
... (WEB JPS ASV). Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they
go down into a person's innermost parts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS). ...
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Idle (33 Occurrences)
... argos, literally, "inactive," "useless" (Matthew 20:3, 6). In Luke 24:11 "idle talk"
corresponds to one Greek word which means "empty gossip" or "nonsensical ...
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Dainty (7 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV). Proverbs 18:8 The words of a gossip are like dainty
morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS). ...
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Mart (2 Occurrences)
... present at the time, eg Paul and Silas at Philippi (Acts 16:19); (6) a place for
religious and probably political or philosophical discussion (gossip also), a ...
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Concordance
Gossip (7 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 11:13
One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.
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Proverbs 16:28
A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.
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Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like dainty morsels: they go down into a person's innermost parts.
(WEB NIV)

Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
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Ezekiel 36:3
therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because, even because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that you might be a possession to the residue of the nations, and you are taken up in the lips of talkers, and the evil report of the people;
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Gossip

Gossip: Forbidden

Innuendo: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Tale (7 Occurrences)

Quiet (167 Occurrences)

Gossipers (1 Occurrence)

Gossamer (1 Occurrence)

Idleness (4 Occurrences)

Innermost (22 Occurrences)

Idle (33 Occurrences)

Dainty (7 Occurrences)

Mart (2 Occurrences)

Marriagefeasts

Morsels (5 Occurrences)

Marketplace (8 Occurrences)

Marriage-feasts (6 Occurrences)

Market (24 Occurrences)

Person's (3 Occurrences)

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Aunt (3 Occurrences)

Trustworthy (30 Occurrences)

Quarrel (22 Occurrences)

Virgin (62 Occurrences)

Dies (71 Occurrences)

Birth (357 Occurrences)

Lack (86 Occurrences)

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Keeps (154 Occurrences)

Brings (155 Occurrences)

Confidence (103 Occurrences)

Crimes (22 Occurrences)

Crime (45 Occurrences)

Gossiping (2 Occurrences)

Inner (141 Occurrences)

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