5951 slander

5951 slander

False and malicious talk about others. It not only harms those against whom it is directed, but also brings ruin to those who propagate it.

Slander condemned

Slander is sinful Mk 7:21-23 pp Mt 15:19-20 See also Jer 9:4-6; Eze 22:9; Ro 1:29-31; 2Co 12:20; 2Ti 3:2-4

Slander is forbidden Lev 19:16 See also Ex 23:1; Pr 3:30; Pr 10:18; Pr 12:22; Eph 4:31; Col 3:8; Tit 2:3; Tit 3:1-2; Jas 4:11; 1Pe 2:1

Slander is destructive Pr 16:27 See also Pr 11:9; Pr 26:28; Pr 30:10

Dealing with slander

Committing one’s cause to God Ps 120:1-2 See also Ps 12:1-7; Ps 31:14-20; Ps 64:1-4; Ps 69:6-21; Ps 109:1-5

Maintaining one’s integrity 1Pe 2:12 See also Ps 119:23; 1Pe 2:15; 1Pe 3:9,15-17

Rejoicing in the Lord Mt 5:11-12 See also Ac 5:41

Not listening to slander 1Sa 24:9 See also Pr 17:4

Judgment upon slanderers

Pr 21:28 See also Dt 22:13-19; Pr 19:5,9; Pr 21:28; Isa 29:20-21; Isa 51:7-8; 1Co 6:9-10

Examples of slander

Jer 18:18 See also Ge 39:7-20; 1Ki 21:1-14 Naboth’s vineyard; Ne 6:5-7; Ps 31:13; Ps 35:15-16; Ps 38:19-20; Ps 41:5-9; Lk 23:2; Ac 6:13-14; Ac 24:5-9; Ro 3:8; 3Jn 9-10

See also

5132biting
5575talk, idle
5868gossip
5893insults
8751false witness
8776lies
8843unforgivable sin

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