Bible Quotes on Gods Faithfulness to His Children - DOC - DOC by maclaren1


									**All verses listed are NIV

  The Dangers of Gossip and The Importance of Encouraging
                         Each Other

Exodus 20:16
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 13:12-15 (How to handle gossip you hear)
If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live
in that wicked men have arisen among you and have led the people of their town
astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known),
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly.

Leviticus 19:16
'Do not go about spreading slander among your people.

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your
sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 34:13
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has
haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure.

Proverbs 11: 9;13
With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the
righteous escape... A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps
a secret.

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright
rescues them.

Proverbs 17:9
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter
separates close friends

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost

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

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for
his friend.

Proverbs 23:15-16
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; my inmost being will
rejoice when your lips speak what is right

Proverbs 25:23
As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks

Proverbs 26:20-21
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to
embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Proverbs 27:9
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

Proverbs 31:8
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…

Matthew 12:36
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every
careless word they have spoken.

Acts 13:15
Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.

Acts 15:32
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and
strengthen the brothers.

Acts 20:2
He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the
people, and finally arrived in Greece

2 Corinthians 6:6-9a
In purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere
love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness
in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good
report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown;
dying, and yet we live on;

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor,
for we are all members of one body.

Ephesians 4:29;31
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... Get rid of all
bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of

Phillipians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy—think about such things.

Galatians 6:7-10
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The
one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction;
the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us
not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if
we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all
people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

1 Thessalonians 5:10-12
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together
with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in
fact you are doing.

1 Timothy 3:10-11
They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them
serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives[a] are to be women worthy of
respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

Hebrews 3:13
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of
you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness

Hebrews 10:23-25
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good
deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but
let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching

1 Peter 1:22-2:1
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love
for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
"All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass
withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the
word that was preached to you. Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit,
hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

1 Peter 3:10;16
Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and
his lips from deceitful speech...keeping a clear conscience, so that those who
speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If
anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all
things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.

James 1:19
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to
speak and slow to become angry,

James 3:5-6
The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what
a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of
evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole
course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or
judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you
are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius is well spoken of by everyone--and even by the truth itself. We also
speak well of him, and you know that our testimony is true.


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