Leviticus 19:16Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
1 Samuel 26:19Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
Psalms 101:5Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Proverbs 16:28A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Proverbs 17:4A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Proverbs 18:8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 25:23The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Proverbs 26:20-22Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 26:28A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Proverbs 29:12If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
Ecclesiastes 7:21-22Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
James 3:6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.