Evil Speaking • Speaking • Speaking Evil
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Evil Speaking
EVIL SPEAKING may be defined as slander, calumny, defamation or deceit. This may be done by spreading false reports (Pr. 12:17; 14:5, 25) or by reporting truth maliciously, i.e. tale-bearing (Lv. 19:16; Pr. 26:20).Evil speaking is prohibited in Ps. 34:13; Pr. 24:28; Eph. 4:31; Jas. 4:11; 1 Pet. 3:10.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Evil-speakingis expressly forbidden (Titus 3:2; James 4:11), and severe punishments are denounced against it (1 Cor. 5:11; 6:10). It is spoken of also with abhorrence (Ps. 15:3; Prov. 18:6, 7), and is foreign to the whole Christian character and the example of Christ.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EVIL-SPEAKING<e-v’-l-spek’-ing>: Occurs twice in English Versions:1. 1 Peter 2:1 it is the translation of [καταλαλιά, katalalia], “a speaking against,” rendered “backbiting” in 2 Corinthians 12:20; compare katalalos, “backbiter” (Romans 1:30); the verb katalaleo is rendered to “speak
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
EVIL-SPEAKING, ē-v’l-spēkʹing: Occurs twice in EV: (1) 1 Pet 2:1 it is the tr of καταλαλιά, katalaliá, “a speaking against,” rendered “backbiting” in 2 Cor 12:20; cf katálalos, “backbiter” (Rom 1:30); the vb. katalaléō is rendered to “speak against” (1 Pet 2:12; Jas 4:11; 1 Pet 3:16); (2) of βλασφημία,
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