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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

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