A A A A A
Bible Book List
Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5868 gossip
5868 gossip

5868 gossip

Idle talk which foolishly or maliciously spreads rumours or facts. The effects of gossiping are divisive and destructive.

Examples of gossiping

Ne 6:5-8 False rumours were used to intimidate Nehemiah; Ps 41:5-8; Jn 7:12-13; 3Jn 9-10

Dangers of talking too much

Pr 10:19 See also Pr 18:6-7; Pr 21:23; Pr 29:11; Ecc 5:2-3; Mt 12:36-37

Gossip can result from idleness

1Ti 5:13

Gossip has disastrous effects

Pr 16:28 See also Pr 11:13; Pr 17:9; Pr 25:9-10; Pr 26:20

Gossiping condemned and forbidden

Lev 19:16 See also Ex 23:1; Ps 101:5; Pr 10:18; Ro 1:29-30; 2Co 12:20

Advice on avoiding gossip

Ps 141:3 See also Pr 20:19

See also

5193tongue
5343idleness
5510rumours
5546speech
5575talk, idle
5951slander
8452neighbours, duty to
8815ridicule
8828spite
8830suspicion

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Compact Guide to the Bible
The Compact Guide to the Bible
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $6.58Save: $8.37 (56%)Buy now
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99Save: $1.00 (10%)Buy now