Busy-bodies

  • Fools are.

    Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

  • The idle are.

    2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

    1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

  • Are mischievous tale-bearers.

    1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

  • Bring mischief upon themselves.

    2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

    Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

  • Christians must not be.

    1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

[NTT 25-36]

 
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