He that conceals, as far as he can, other men’s faults against himself, or against their friends.
He hides their faults out of love for them
Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends –
He that spreads gossip about the faults of others breaks up friendships even of close friends.
Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
We are not to gossip about the faults of others to third parties.
We must keep the information to ourselves.
We are not to sow discord by talebearing, even if the tales are true.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
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