Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
so that they may keep you from the adulterous woman, from the loose woman who flatters you with her words.
The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth.
The one who hates others disguises it with his lips, but he stores up deceit within him.
2 Samuel 14:17
So your servant said, 'May the word of my lord the king be my security, for my lord the king is like the angel of God when it comes to deciding between right and wrong! May the Lord your God be with you!'"
If a man denounces his friends for personal gain, the eyes of his children will fail.
For they do not speak the truth; their stomachs are like the place of destruction, their throats like an open grave, their tongues like a steep slope leading into it.
People lie to one another; they flatter and deceive.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we never appeared with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed -- God is our witness --
Surely it is futile to spread a net in plain sight of any bird,
(Mem) He sent down fire into my bones, and it overcame them. He spread out a trapper's net for my feet; he made me turn back. He has made me desolate; I am faint all day long.
Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen closely, O king! For judgment is about to overtake you! For you were like a trap to Mizpah, like a net spread out to catch Tabor.
Then they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They wanted to take advantage of what he might say so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.
For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.