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Does the Bible say anything about gossip?

Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines a gossip as someone who habitually reveals personal, or sensational, facts about another.

As to gossip, the Bible tells us that a child of God should not let any unwholesome talk come out of their mouth; only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen.1

Gossip is out of place for a Christian; or anyone else.In fact, the Bible tells us that a gossip should be avoided.It also tells us that just as a fire goes out without wood, a quarrel dies down when gossip ceases.4


Bible References:

1 (Ephesians 4:29)

2 (Ephesians 5:4)

3 (Proverbs 20:19)

4 (Proverbs 26:20)

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