The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.