What Does The Bible Say About Gossip
Ephesians 4:29 ESV Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Carefully ask yourself; are the words that I speak to or about my friends corrupt or damaging to their character/personality? Do I speak words that build someone up or tear them down? Do my word fit the occasion or is it all off topic because I just have to tell someone about the latest news about so-in-so? The Bible warns us of such communication.
For those that hear us speak, our words according to Ephesians 4:29 should give grace and not be shady.