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is expressly forbidden ( Titus 3:2 ; James 4:11 ), and severe punishments are denounced against it ( 1 Corinthians 5:11 ; 6:10 ). It is spoken of also with abhorrence ( Psalms 15:3 ; Proverbs 18:6 Proverbs 18:7 ), and is foreign to the whole Christian character and the example of Christ.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Evil-speaking". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .