God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Gossip and Slander

HPAC Bulletin – 17/10/2021

Proverbs 6:16-19
16  There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:17   haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18  a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19  a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

Proverbs 9:7
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults;
whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

Proverbs 10:18
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
and spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse person stirs up conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.

Proverbs 18:3
When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
and with shame comes reproach.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.

Proverbs 20:19
A gossip betrays a confidence;
so avoid anyone who talks too much.

Proverbs 26:20
Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.

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