Look up each of the verses below and write down Bible principles that you can learn from them about this virtue. A “principle” is a “truth you can live by.”

While the word “gossip” is not found in the KJV Bible, the concept is described by several different words as we will see in this study.

1. Backbiting: In what types of situations do we find the backbiter described?

1a) Ps 15:3

1b) Pr 25:23

1c) Ro 1:30

1d) 2Co 12:20

2. Talebearer: What do we learn about the deeds of a talebearer?

2a) Le 19:16

2b) Pr 11:13

2c) Pr 18:8

2d) Pr 20:19

2e) Pr 26:20

3. Whisperer Pr 16:28

4. Slanderer

4a) Ps 101:5 Note that though this was spoken by David, it describes God’s feelings.

4b) Pr 10:18

4c) 1Ti 3:11

5. Other Warnings About Gossip

5a) Ex 23:1

5b) Ps 34:13

5c) Pr 21:23

5d) Tit 2:3

5e) Jas 1:26

5f) Jas 3:10

5g) 1Pe 3:10

6. Instead of gossipping about others, what must we strive to do with our words? Eph 4:29

Remember, if you are not part of the problem or part of the solution, don’t get involved.