Gen 37:2

(NIV)
This is the account of Jacob’s family line.

Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them.

(ESV)
These are the generations of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.

Lev 19:16

(NIV)
‘“Do not go about spreading slander among your people.

‘“Do not do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the  Lord.

(ESV)
You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the  Lord.

Num 13:32

(NIV)
And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, ‘The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
(ESV)
So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height.

Num 14:36

(NIV)
So the men Moses had sent to explore the land, who returned and made the whole community grumble against him by spreading a bad report about it –
(ESV)
And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land

Num 14:37

(NIV)
these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the  Lord.
(ESV)
the men who brought up a bad report of the landdied by plague before the  Lord.

Ps 31:13

(NIV)
For I hear many whispering,
‘Terror on every side!’
They conspire against me
and plot to take my life.
(ESV)
For I hear the whispering of many
terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.

Ps 50:20

(NIV)
You sit and testify against your brother
and slander your own mother’s son.
(ESV)
You sit and speak against your brother;
you slander your own mother’s son.

Ps 101:5

(NIV)
Whoever slanders their neighbour in secret,
I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,
I will not tolerate.
(ESV)
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly
I will destroy.
Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart
I will not endure.

Prov 10:18

(NIV)
Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
and spreads slander is a fool.
(ESV)
The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Prov 11:13

(NIV)
A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
(ESV)
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Prov 20:19

(NIV)
A gossip betrays a confidence;
so avoid anyone who talks too much.
(ESV)
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;
therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Prov 25:10

(NIV)
or the one who hears it may shame you
and the charge against you will stand.
(ESV)
lest he who hears you bring shame upon you,
and your ill repute have no end.

Prov 30:10

(NIV)
‘Do not slander a servant to their master,
or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
(ESV)
Do not slander a servant to his master,
lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.

Jer 6:28

(NIV)
They are all hardened rebels,
going about to slander.
They are bronze and iron;
they all act corruptly.
(ESV)
They are all stubbornly rebellious,
going about with slanders;
they are bronze and iron;
all of them act corruptly.

Jer 9:4

(NIV)
‘Beware of your friends;
do not trust anyone in your clan.
For every one of them is a deceiver,
and every friend a slanderer.
(ESV)
Let everyone beware of his neighbor,
and put no trust in any brother,
for every brother is a deceiver,
and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Jer 20:10

(NIV)
I hear many whispering,
‘Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!’
All my friends
are waiting for me to slip, saying,
‘Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.’
(ESV)
For I hear many whispering.
Terror is on every side!
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
say all my close friends,
watching for my fall.
Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we can overcome him
and take our revenge on him.”

Ezek 22:9

(NIV)
In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts.
(ESV)
There are men in you who slander to shed blood, and people in you who eat on the mountains; they commit lewdness in your midst.

Ezek 36:3

(NIV)
Therefore prophesy and say, “This is what the Sovereign  Lord says: because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander,
(ESV)
therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord  God: Precisely because they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people,

Rom 1:30

(NIV)
slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
(ESV)
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

2Cor 6:8

(NIV)
through glory and dishonour, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;
(ESV)
through honor and dishonor through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;

2Cor 12:20

(NIV)
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
(ESV)
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wishthat perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

Jas 4:11

(NIV)
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
(ESV)
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

1Pet 2:1

(NIV)
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
(ESV)
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

1Pet 2:12

(NIV)
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

(ESV)
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

1Pet 3:16

(NIV)
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behaviour in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
(ESV)
having a good conscience, so that when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
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