• Psalm 15:1-3
    LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
    Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly,
    And works righteousness,
    And speaks the truth in his heart;
    He who does not backbite with his tongue,
    Nor does evil to his neighbor,
    Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;

     
  • Exodus 20:16
    "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

     
  • Galatians 6:7
    Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
     
  • James 3:6
    And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
     
  • Deuteronomy 19:15-19
    “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing, then both men in the controversy shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days. And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you.
     
  • Proverbs 10:12
    Hatred stirs up strife,
    But love covers all sins.

     
  • Proverbs 26:22
    The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles,
    And they go down into the inmost body.

     
  • Proverbs 26:28
    A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,
    And a flattering mouth works ruin.
     
  • Matthew 12:36
    But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
     
  • Ephesians 4:25
    Therefore, putting away lying, Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.
     
  • Ephesians 4:31-32
    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
     
  • 2 Timothy 3:3
    unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,