talebearer


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Thou shall not go about as a talebearer among the people.
One concerns a writer, who describes himself as a Catholic, albeit of the sui generis variety, whose name I shall not give only because he told me what I am about to quote in the course of a private conversation, and I am not a talebearer.
PRAY WHERE no wood is, there the fire goeth out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly by the blood of thy neighbor.
The biblical ethics of speech derive in large measure from a verse in Leviticus: "You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people" (19:16).
In Leviticus 19:16 God tells Moses to instruct the children of Israel "not to go about as a talebearer among your people.