Pro 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Pro 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
Pro 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Pro 26:23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
Pro 26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
Pro 26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Pro 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
Pro 26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Pro 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Here we're back to contentiousness, gossip, and strife. They all go well together. When we cease to engage in that type of behavior, the strife ends and the drama concludes. We'd all be so much happier.