I speak of gossip and hurtful things that people say, because although it may make the person saying such things feel good, it damages other people to the core.
Proverbs 26:20-22 (KJV) 20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. 21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. 22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, […]
Proverbs 26:28 (KJV) 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Proverbs 26:11-12 (KJV) 11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.