Bible Verses about Gossip and Rumors, Quotes on Gossip and Slander, Gossip and Lies – 7 Thought Provoking Bible Scriptures on Gossip, Gossiping, & How to Stop Gossiping about People (NIV, KJV, ESV, NLT Scripture Quotes)

Bible Verses about Gossip and Rumors, Quotes on Gossip and Slander, Gossip and Lies – 7 Thought Provoking Bible Scriptures on Gossip (NIV, KJV, ESV, NLT), Gossiping, and How to Stop Gossiping. What does the Bible say about Gossip (KJV)? Is it ever Ok to Gossip? How Can I Stop Gossiping about People? Powerful & Very helpful list of Gossip Verses in the Bible includes Do Not Gossip Bible Verse & Quotes, Bible Verses about Gossiping Women and Men, Bible Verses about Gossiping, Bible Verses about Not Gossiping, and Bible Scriptures about Gossiping. Is it Ok to Gossip? How to Stop Gossip? How can I stop Gossiping? What does the Bible say about Gossip? What does the Bible say about Gossip and Slander? What does the Bible say about Gossiping Women and Men? What does the Bible say about Gossip and Rumors? What does the Bible say about Gossip People? How can I stop Gossiping about People? How can I stop People Gossiping about me? I know how easy it is to find ourselves gossiping. I pray these Powerful Bible Scriptures & Quotes on Gossip & Gossiping will be a blessing and encouragement to us all. Amen.

Bible Verses & Quotes about Gossip – 7 Thought Provoking Bible Scriptures
What does the Bible say about Gossip, Slander, Lies, Rumors & Gossiping?
Powerful & Helpful List of Gossip Verses in the Bible

#1 Bible Verses about Gossip – Don’t Gossip, or People Won’t Trust You
Do not Gossip Bible Verse & Quotes
Proverbs 11:13, NLT A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Proverbs 25:9-10, MSG In the heat of an argument, don’t betray confidences; Word is sure to get around, and no one will trust you.

#2 Bible Verses about Gossip and Rumors – Gossip Ruins Friendships
What does the Bible say about Gossip and Rumors?
Proverbs 16:28, NLT A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.
Proverbs 17:9, ESV Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

#3 Bible Verses about Gossip and Slander – God Forbids Gossip and Slander
What does the Bible say about Gossip and Slander?
Leviticus 19:16, NLT Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the LORD.
Let God be the Judge
James 4:11, ESV Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

#4 Bible Verses about Gossip and Lies – Don’t do it
What does the Bible say about Gossip and Lies?
Don’t spread Gossip & lies if you want to enjoy life.
1 Peter 3:11, NLT If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
Psalm 34:13, ESV Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

#5 Bible Verses about Gossip – Is it ever ok to Gossip?
Is it Ok to Gossip? Is Gossiping & Bad Mouthing a Person Justified based on their bad or unkind actions?
No. It’s never ok. Don’t forget, it’s all ultimately between us and God.
Romans 12:14, ESV Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Matthew 12:37, ESV For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

What if I don’t have anything good to say about a person?
Don’t Gossip & Put Down – If we have nothing good to say, It’s better to be quiet
Proverbs 11:12, ESV Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

#6 Bible Verses about Gossiping Women, Men, People
What does the Bible say about Gossiping Women & Men? What does the Bible say about Gossip People?
Beware of Gossip – A huge fire can quickly start from seemingly harmless Gossip.
James 3:5, NLT 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.”
Mind Your Own Business…
1 Thessalonians 4:11, NIV …and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.

#7 Bible Verses about Not Gossiping – How can I stop Gossiping about People?
We must be very careful and intentional about the words we say, and not just speak carelessly.
Avoid Talking too much – Avoid Sin.
Proverbs 10:19, NLT Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Matthew 12:36, ESV I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.
Proverbs 13:3, ESV Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Proverbs 21:23, ESV Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

How to Stop Gossiping About People
When you are tempted to gossip, Please Ask yourself these 7 Questions:
How to Stop Gossip #1 Is my Speech Seasoned with Salt?
Will my words taste wholesome to whoever hears my words, whether now or later?
Colossians 4:6, ESV Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

How to Stop Gossiping #2 Is my Speech Kind?
Are my words sweet to the soul of who I’m talking to, and who I’m talking about?
Proverbs 16:24, NLT Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

How Can I Stop Gossiping #3 Is My Speech Building Up Friendship & Love?
Are my Words seeking love? Are my Words promoting friendships and love, or promoting anger and breaking up friendships?
Proverbs 17:9, ESV Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Proverbs 15:1, NASB A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

How Can I Stop Gossiping About People #4 Will My Speech bring Life or Break the Spirit?
Will my Words bring Life, or Will they break the Spirit of who I’m talking about?
Proverbs 15:4, ESV A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

How to Stop Gossip #5 Is My Speech Helpful & Edifying?
Will My Words Help, Edify and Build Up?
Ephesians 4:19, NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

How Can I stop Gossiping #6 – Am I treating Others the Way I want to be treated?
Luke 6:31, NASB And just as you want people to treat you, treat them in the same way.

How Can I Stop Gossiping About People #7 – Am I thinking Good Thoughts?
Philippians 4:8, KJV Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Dear Lord, please forgive us for when we’ve gossiped. Please forgive us for when we’ve used our words in ways that do not glorify you or show love to others. Please help us all to honor and glorify your name in our thoughts and our words. May our thoughts, words and actions always bring life, and show love to everyone. May our words build up friendships and trust, never destroy. Amen.

For More Helpful Bible Verses about Gossiping and How to Stop Gossip, See Also:
Bible Verses about the Power of Words we Speak, & The Power of the Tongue

Final reminders and prayers:
Proverbs 25:11, ESV A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
Proverbs 18:21, ESV Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Titus 3:2, ESV To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

Psalm 19:14, NIV May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Amen.

Do you have any suggestions, scriptures or quotes on Gossip or/& How to stop gossiping? Please share them in the comments.

Thanks for reading, Dear Friends! Have a wonderful day!

Much Love & Blessings,

Bomi Jolly
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  1. Jolly Notes on Twitter
    February 19, 2013 | 8:43 AM

    Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin – Proverbs 13:3, ESV

  2. Bomi Jolly
    February 19, 2013 | 8:49 AM

    Thanks for reading, dear friends! If you are on facebook – please, join us at http://www.facebook.com/jollynotes! You can be sure to find a lively, uplifting and “good for the soul” conversation going on all throughout the day :D ! Have a wonderful & joyful day, and God bless you!
    Please remember, God Loves You, & So Do I :) ! See you tomorrow by God’s grace ~

  3. James N Castner
    February 19, 2013 | 9:34 AM

    Praise the Lord, thank you so much my dear sister I needed to hear this Lord forgive me for anything I have said, Holy spirit dwell in me & guide me to speak kindly of those who persecute me & let me me a witness to all I come in contact with, I give you all the Glory, thank you Lord Jesus! God bless you Bomi Jolly, thank you for your kindness & the scripture,s you share! love to you sister! In Jesus name Amen!

  4. Bomi Jolly
    February 19, 2013 | 12:49 PM

    Amen and amen Brother James, Thank you so much for sharing the prayers, Amen for you, for me, and for everyone reading… Amen! God bless you much much:)!

  5. Yinka
    February 21, 2013 | 8:54 AM

    Am really impress by this teaching above, Lord please have mercy upon me, Lord create a new heart in me that will direct my speech for positive talk. Amen

  6. Bomi Jolly
    February 21, 2013 | 6:56 PM

    Amen and Amen for us all, Thanks a lot for sharing! God bless you! Amen!

  7. Annabel via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:23 AM

    AMEN!!!

  8. Annabel via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:23 AM

    AMEN!!!

  9. Carolyn via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:54 AM

    THAT RIGHT….AMEN

  10. Carolyn via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:54 AM

    THAT RIGHT….AMEN

  11. 'Bomi via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:58 AM

    lol. “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” ~ Short and sweet #FoodforThought. God help us all!

  12. 'Bomi via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 9:58 AM

    lol. “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” ~ Short and sweet #FoodforThought. God help us all!

  13. Samuel via Facebook
    March 15, 2013 | 10:22 AM

    Dat is it!