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The Bible doesn't use the word "gossip." Rather, it refers to gossip as talebearing, backbiting, etc. Here is what God thinks of gossip:
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. Leviticus 19:16
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Proverbs 18:8
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Proverbs 20:19
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Psalm 52:2
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|