What Does The Bible Say About Gossip And Judging Others? So many of us are too willing to use gossip and idle chatter to Judge other people and ruin characters.
Let us look at what the Bible say about gossip and judging others.
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Leviticus 19:16 Thou 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. Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things they ought not.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults.
James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in the running to mischief. A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
James 4:11-12 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who can save and destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Matthew 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
The Creator is against gossips and judging others, and if we are to follow the teaching of God, then we must put away stories and judge others. When there is proof that you are talking the truth, God does not rebuke you. The fact abolishes idle tales.