Proverbs regarding gossip, idle talk, slander, whispering
The one who goes about slandering others reveals secrets, but the one who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
Prov. 11:13 (read whole chapter)
The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.
Prov. 17:9 (read whole chapter)
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down into the person's innermost being.
Prov. 18:8 (read whole chapter)
The north wind brings forth rain, and a gossiping tongue brings forth an angry look.
Prov. 25:23 (read whole chapter)
Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, contention ceases.
Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person to kindle strife.
The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels; they go down into a person's innermost being.
Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
The one who hates others disguises it with his lips, but he stores up deceit within him.
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations within him.
Though his hatred may be concealed by deceit, his evil will be uncovered in the assembly.
The one who digs a pit will fall into it; the one who rolls a stone - it will come back on him.
Prov. 26:20-27 (read whole chapter)