Where no wood is, there the fire goes out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.
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Proverbs 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 16:28 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.
Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yes, strife and reproach shall cease.
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body...
tale-bearer or whisperer is silent