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34 Bible Verses about Flattery

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Psalm 12:2-3

They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak. Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,

Psalm 55:20-21

He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant. Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

Psalm 62:4

They only consult to thrust him down from his excellency; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but in their inward part they curse. Selah.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Proverbs 29:5

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

Job 32:21-22

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man. For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness; nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.

Romans 16:17-18

But I beseech you, brethren, to consider those who create divisions and occasions of falling, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learnt, and turn away from them. For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear; and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned aside to fables.

2 Samuel 14:17-20

And thy bondmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king now be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad; and Jehovah thy God will be with thee. And the king answered and said to the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak. And the king said, Is the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord, O king, there is no turning to the right hand or to the left from aught that my lord the king has spoken; for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words into the mouth of thy bondmaid:read more.
in order to turn the appearance of the thing has thy servant Joab done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all that is in the earth.

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose early, and stood beside the way of the gate; and it was so, that when any man who had a controversy had to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said to him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man to hear thee appointed by the king. And Absalom said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any controversy and cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!read more.
And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment; and Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Daniel 6:21

Then Daniel spoke unto the king, O king, live for ever!

Matthew 22:16

And they send out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one, for thou regardest not men's person;

Mark 12:14

And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

Luke 20:21

And they asked him saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest no man's person, but teachest with truth the way of God:

Acts 12:22

And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.

Psalm 36:2

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, even when his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Psalm 78:36

But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied unto him with their tongue;

Daniel 11:34

And when they fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

Ezekiel 12:24

For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination in the midst of the house of Israel.

Proverbs 20:19

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him. He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool; till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Job 17:5

He that betrayeth friends for a prey even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,

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Flattery » Danger of

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him. He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool; till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Proverbs 29:5

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

Flattery » Exemplified » Woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17

And thy bondmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king now be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad; and Jehovah thy God will be with thee.

2 Samuel 14:20

in order to turn the appearance of the thing has thy servant Joab done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all that is in the earth.

Flattery » Those that flatter with the tongue

Proverbs 20:19

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.

Proverbs 29:5

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Flattery » False prophets and teachers use

Ezekiel 12:24

For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination in the midst of the house of Israel.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Others

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood every one with his neighbour: with flattering lip, with a double heart, do they speak.

Flattery » Punishment of

Job 17:5

He that betrayeth friends for a prey even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,

Flattery » Ministers should not use

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness;

Flattery » Worldly advantage obtained by

Daniel 11:21-22

And in his place shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom; but he shall come in peaceably and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. And the overflowing forces shall be overflowed from before him, and shall be broken: yea, also the prince of the covenant.

Flattery » Flattering mouths

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hateth those that are injured by it, and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Flattery » Seldom gains respect

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Flattery » Avoid those given to

Proverbs 20:19

He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.

Flattery » Exemplified » False prophets

1 Kings 22:13

And the messenger that went to call Micah spoke to him saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak good.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » Those in authority

Daniel 11:34

And when they fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

Flattery » Instance of » By the woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17-20

And thy bondmaid said, Let the word of my lord the king now be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad; and Jehovah thy God will be with thee. And the king answered and said to the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak. And the king said, Is the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord, O king, there is no turning to the right hand or to the left from aught that my lord the king has spoken; for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words into the mouth of thy bondmaid: read more.
in order to turn the appearance of the thing has thy servant Joab done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all that is in the earth.

Flattery » Instance of » By israel and judah

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over the Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to me; and why then are ye angry for this matter? have we eaten anything which came from the king, or has he given us any present? And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, I have ten parts in the king and I have also more right in David than thou; and why didst thou slight me? and was not my advice the first, to bring back my king? And the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Wisdom, a preservative against

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Flattery » Saints should not used

Job 32:21-22

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man. For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » God

Psalm 78:36

But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied unto him with their tongue;

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Themselves

Psalm 36:2

For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, even when his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Flattery » Exemplified » Darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Flattery » Instance of » By absalom

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose early, and stood beside the way of the gate; and it was so, that when any man who had a controversy had to come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said to him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man to hear thee appointed by the king. And Absalom said, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any controversy and cause might come to me, and I would do him justice! read more.
And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And in this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment; and Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Instance of » Tertullus flatters felix

Acts 24:2-4

And he having been called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying, Seeing we enjoy great peace through thee, and that excellent measures are executed for this nation by thy forethought, we receive it always and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. But that I may not too much intrude on thy time, I beseech thee to hear us briefly in thy kindness.

Flattery » Instance of » By herod agrippa ii

Acts 26:2-3

I count myself happy, king Agrippa, in having to answer to-day before thee concerning all of which I am accused by the Jews, especially because thou art acquainted with all the customs and questions which are among the Jews; wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

Flattery » Instance of » By false prophets

1 Kings 22:13

And the messenger that went to call Micah spoke to him saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one assent: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak good.

Flattery » Instance of » Paul correctly informs felix

Acts 24:10

But Paul, the governor having beckoned to him to speak, answered, Knowing that for many years thou hast been judge to this nation, I answer readily as to the things which concern myself.

Flattery » Instance of » By the herodians

Luke 20:21

And they asked him saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest no man's person, but teachest with truth the way of God:

Flattery » Instance of » By tyrians

Acts 12:22

And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's.

Flattery » Instance of » By adonijah

1 Kings 1:42

While he yet spoke, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came; and Adonijah said to him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good news.

Flattery » Instance of » By gideon

Judges 8:1-3

And the men of E'phraim said to him, "What is this that you have done to us, not to call us when you went to fight with Mid'ian?" And they upbraided him violently. And he said to them, "What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of E'phraim better than the vintage of Abi-e'zer? God has given into your hands the princes of Mid'ian, Oreb and Zeeb; what have I been able to do in comparison with you?" Then their anger against him was abated, when he had said this.

Flattery » Instance of » By jacob

Genesis 33:10

And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.

Flattery » Instance of » By ahab

1 Kings 20:4

And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.

Flattery » Instance of » By mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9:8

And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Flattery » Instance of » By darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

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Flattery, Used By The Wicked

19;5;9

For there is no certainty in their mouth; their inward part is perversion, their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.