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34 Bible Verses about Flattery

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Psalm 12:2-3

They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

Psalm 55:20-21

He acts violently against those at peace with him; he violates his covenant. His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they are drawn swords.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongues are deadly arrows- they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peaceably with his friend, but inwardly he sets up an ambush.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Job 32:21-22

I will be partial to no one, and I will not give anyone an [undeserved] title. For I do not know how to give [such] titles; otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives-God is our witness- and we didn't seek glory from people, either from you or from others.

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I implore you, brothers, watch out for those who cause dissensions and pitfalls contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them; for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Your servant thought: May the word of my lord the king bring relief, for my lord the king is able to discern the good and the bad like the Angel of God. May the Lord your God be with you." Then the king answered the woman, "I'm going to ask you something; don't conceal it from me!" "Let my lord the king speak," the woman replied. The king asked, "Did Joab put you up to all this?" The woman answered. "As surely as you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or left from all my lord the king says. Yes, your servant Joab is the one who gave orders to me; he told your servant exactly what to say.read more.
Joab your servant has done this to address the issue indirectly, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the Angel of God, knowing everything on earth."

2 Samuel 15:2-6

He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel," Absalom said to him, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you." He added, "If only someone would appoint me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would make sure he received justice."read more.
When a person approached to bow down to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him. Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for a settlement. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Daniel 6:21

Then Daniel spoke with the king: "May the king live forever.

Matthew 22:16

They sent their disciples to Him, with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know that You are truthful and teach truthfully the way of God. You defer to no one, for You don't show partiality.

Mark 12:14

When they came, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know You are truthful and defer to no one, for You don't show partiality but teach truthfully the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?

Luke 20:21

They questioned Him, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You don't show partiality, but teach truthfully the way of God.

Acts 12:22

The populace began to shout, "It's the voice of a god and not of a man!"

Psalm 36:2

for in his own eyes he flatters himself [too much] to discover and hate his sin.

Psalm 78:36

But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues,

Daniel 11:34

When defeated, they will be helped by some, but many others will join them insincerely.

Ezekiel 12:24

For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Proverbs 7:21-23

She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.

Job 17:5

If a man informs on his friends for a price, the eyes of his children will fail.

Psalm 12:3

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

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Flattery » Danger of

Proverbs 7:21-23

She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk. He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Flattery » Exemplified » Woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17

Your servant thought: May the word of my lord the king bring relief, for my lord the king is able to discern the good and the bad like the Angel of God. May the Lord your God be with you."

2 Samuel 14:20

Joab your servant has done this to address the issue indirectly, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the Angel of God, knowing everything on earth."

Flattery » Those that flatter with the tongue

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

Flattery » False prophets and teachers use

Ezekiel 12:24

For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Others

Flattery » Punishment of

Job 17:5

If a man informs on his friends for a price, the eyes of his children will fail.

Psalm 12:3

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.

Flattery » Ministers should not use

Flattery » Worldly advantage obtained by

Daniel 11:21-22

"In his place a despised person will arise; royal honors will not be given to him, but he will come during a time of peaceand seize the kingdom by intrigue. A flood of forces will be swept away before him; they will be shattered, as well as the covenant prince.

Flattery » Flattering mouths

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Flattery » Seldom gains respect

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a person will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

Flattery » Avoid those given to

Flattery » Exemplified » False prophets

1 Kings 22:13

The messenger who went to call Micaiah instructed him, "Look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. So let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably."

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » Those in authority

Daniel 11:34

When defeated, they will be helped by some, but many others will join them insincerely.

Flattery » Instance of » By the woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Your servant thought: May the word of my lord the king bring relief, for my lord the king is able to discern the good and the bad like the Angel of God. May the Lord your God be with you." Then the king answered the woman, "I'm going to ask you something; don't conceal it from me!" "Let my lord the king speak," the woman replied. The king asked, "Did Joab put you up to all this?" The woman answered. "As surely as you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or left from all my lord the king says. Yes, your servant Joab is the one who gave orders to me; he told your servant exactly what to say. read more.
Joab your servant has done this to address the issue indirectly, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the Angel of God, knowing everything on earth."

Flattery » Instance of » By israel and judah

2 Samuel 19:41-43

Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, "Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David's men?" All the men of Judah responded to the men of Israel, "Because the king is our relative. Why does this make you angry? Have we ever eaten anything of the king's or been honored at all?" The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: "We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater [claim] to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren't we the first to speak of restoring our king?" But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Wisdom, a preservative against

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

Flattery » Saints should not used

Job 32:21-22

I will be partial to no one, and I will not give anyone an [undeserved] title. For I do not know how to give [such] titles; otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » God

Psalm 78:36

But they deceived Him with their mouths, they lied to Him with their tongues,

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Themselves

Psalm 36:2

for in his own eyes he flatters himself [too much] to discover and hate his sin.

Flattery » Exemplified » Darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the administrators of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an edict that for 30 days, anyone who petitions any god or man except you, the king, will be thrown into the lions' den.

Flattery » Instance of » By absalom

2 Samuel 15:2-6

He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel," Absalom said to him, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you." He added, "If only someone would appoint me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would make sure he received justice." read more.
When a person approached to bow down to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him. Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for a settlement. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Instance of » Tertullus flatters felix

Acts 24:2-4

When he was called in, Tertullus began to accuse him and said: "Since we enjoy great peace because of you, and reforms are taking place for the benefit of this nation by your foresight, we gratefully receive them always and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. However, so that I will not burden you any further, I beg you in your graciousness to give us a brief hearing.

Flattery » Instance of » By herod agrippa ii

Acts 26:2-3

"I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that today I am going to make a defense before you about everything I am accused of by the Jews, especially since you are an expert in all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.

Flattery » Instance of » By false prophets

1 Kings 22:13

The messenger who went to call Micaiah instructed him, "Look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. So let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably."

Flattery » Instance of » Paul correctly informs felix

Acts 24:10

When the governor motioned to him to speak, Paul replied: "Because I know you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I am glad to offer my defense in what concerns me.

Flattery » Instance of » By the herodians

Luke 20:21

They questioned Him, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You don't show partiality, but teach truthfully the way of God.

Flattery » Instance of » By tyrians

Acts 12:22

The populace began to shout, "It's the voice of a god and not of a man!"

Flattery » Instance of » By adonijah

1 Kings 1:42

He was still speaking when Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest, suddenly arrived. Adonijah said, "Come in, for you are an excellent man, and you must be bringing good news."

Flattery » Instance of » By gideon

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?" And they argued with him violently. So he said to them, "What have I done now compared to you? Is not the gleaning of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God handed over to you Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger against him subsided.

Flattery » Instance of » By jacob

Genesis 33:10

But Jacob said, "No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from my hand. For indeed, I have seen your face, [and it is] like seeing God's face, since you have accepted me.

Flattery » Instance of » By ahab

1 Kings 20:4

Then the king of Israel answered, "Just as you say, my lord king: I am yours, along with all that I have."

Flattery » Instance of » By mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9:8

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, "What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?"

Flattery » Instance of » By darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the administrators of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an edict that for 30 days, anyone who petitions any god or man except you, the king, will be thrown into the lions' den.

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Flattery, Used By The Wicked

19;5;9

For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.

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