29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
they are whisperers,
“Whisperers” are gossips. These are people who love to slander both in a secret sense and in an open sense. These people collect lies and distortions about others. Their primary method is to secretly slander others.
Slanderous gossip hurts others; it is the revenge of the coward.
Some people vilify others. They love to hurt the reputation of others. There are many warnings in the Word of God about this. Talebearers and rumormongers spread their mean ideas without regard for others.
People can defend themselves against open slander, but secret whispering is much more difficult to defend.
As the proverb goes, he who blackens others does not whiten himself.