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34 Bible Verses about Flattery

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Psalm 12:2-3

Everyone speaks lies to his neighbor; they speak with flattering lips and hidden motives. The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things,

Psalm 55:20-21

Each of my friends raises his hand against his allies; each of my friends breaks his word. His mouth is as smooth as butter, while war is in his heart. His words were as smooth as olive oil, while his sword is drawn.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 29:5

A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

Job 32:21-22

I won't discriminate against anyone, and I won't flatter any person, since I don't know the first thing about how to flatter; and the one who made me would sweep me away as if I were nothing."

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness! We did not seek praise from people from you or from anyone else

Proverbs 28:23

Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.

Proverbs 16:13

Kings take pleasure in righteous speech; they treasure a person who speaks what is upright.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and sinful enticements that oppose the teaching you have learned. Stay away from them, because such people are not serving the Messiah our Lord, but their own desires. By their smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires. They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myths.

2 Samuel 14:17-20

"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'" In reply, the king asked the woman, "Please don't conceal anything about which I'm going to be asking you now." So the woman replied, "Please, your majesty, let the king speak." Then the king asked, "Is Joab behind all of this with you?"read more.
"As your soul lives, your majesty, the king," the woman answered, "no one can divert anything left or right from what your majesty the king has spoken! As a matter of fact, it was your servant Joab! He was there, giving me precise orders about everything that your humble servant was to say. Your servant Joab did this, intending to change the outcome of this matter. Nevertheless, your majesty is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to be aware of everything that's going on throughout the earth."

2 Samuel 15:2-6

Then he would get up early, stand near the passageway to the palace gate, and when anyone arrived to file a legal complaint for a hearing before the king, Absalom would call to him and ask, "You're from what city?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of Israel's tribes," Absalom would respond, "Look, your claims are valid and defensible, but nobody will listen to you on behalf of the king. Who will appoint me to be a judge in the land? When anyone arrived to file a legal complaint or other cause, he could approach me for justice and I would settle it!" read more.
Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him. By doing all of this to anyone who came to the king for a hearing, Absalom stole the loyalty of the men of Israel.

Daniel 6:21

Daniel replied to the king, "May your majesty live forever!

Matthew 22:16

They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. They said, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere and that you teach the way of God truthfully. You don't favor any individual, because you pay no attention to external appearance.

Mark 12:14

They came and told him, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere. You don't favor any individual, because you pay no attention to external appearance. Rather, you teach the way of God truthfully. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them or shouldn't we?"

Luke 20:21

so they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you're right in what you say and teach, and that you don't favor any individual, but teach the way of God truthfully.

Acts 12:22

The people kept shouting, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man!"

Psalm 78:36

But they deceived him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues.

Daniel 11:34

When they fall, they'll be given some relief, but many will join them by pretending to be sympathetic to their cause.

Ezekiel 12:24

There will no longer be worthless visions and flattering divinations in the midst of Israel's house.

Proverbs 7:21-23

She leads him astray with great persuasion; with flattering lips she seduces him. All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.

Job 17:5

Now as for the one who testifies against his friends to take their property, even the eyes of his children will fail.

Psalm 12:3

The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things,

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Flattery » Danger of

Proverbs 7:21-23

She leads him astray with great persuasion; with flattering lips she seduces him. All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.

Proverbs 29:5

A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

Flattery » Exemplified » Woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17

"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'"

2 Samuel 14:20

"As your soul lives, your majesty, the king," the woman answered, "no one can divert anything left or right from what your majesty the king has spoken! As a matter of fact, it was your servant Joab! He was there, giving me precise orders about everything that your humble servant was to say. Your servant Joab did this, intending to change the outcome of this matter. Nevertheless, your majesty is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to be aware of everything that's going on throughout the earth."

Flattery » Those that flatter with the tongue

Proverbs 29:5

A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

Proverbs 28:23

Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.

Flattery » False prophets and teachers use

Ezekiel 12:24

There will no longer be worthless visions and flattering divinations in the midst of Israel's house.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Others

Flattery » Punishment of

Job 17:5

Now as for the one who testifies against his friends to take their property, even the eyes of his children will fail.

Psalm 12:3

The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things,

Flattery » Ministers should not use

1 Thessalonians 2:5

As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!

Flattery » Worldly advantage obtained by

Daniel 11:21-22

""In his place there will arise a despicable person, upon whom no royal authority has been conferred, but he'll invade in a time of tranquility, taking over the kingdom through deception. Overwhelming forces will be carried away before him, along with the Commander-in-Chief of the covenant.

Flattery » Flattering mouths

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Flattery » Seldom gains respect

Proverbs 28:23

Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.

Flattery » Avoid those given to

Flattery » Exemplified » False prophets

1 Kings 22:13

Meanwhile, the messenger who had gone off to summon Micaiah advised him, "Look, everything that the other prophets were saying was unanimously favorable to the king. So please, cooperate with them and speak favorably."

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » Those in authority

Daniel 11:34

When they fall, they'll be given some relief, but many will join them by pretending to be sympathetic to their cause.

Flattery » Instance of » By the woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17-20

"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'" In reply, the king asked the woman, "Please don't conceal anything about which I'm going to be asking you now." So the woman replied, "Please, your majesty, let the king speak." Then the king asked, "Is Joab behind all of this with you?" read more.
"As your soul lives, your majesty, the king," the woman answered, "no one can divert anything left or right from what your majesty the king has spoken! As a matter of fact, it was your servant Joab! He was there, giving me precise orders about everything that your humble servant was to say. Your servant Joab did this, intending to change the outcome of this matter. Nevertheless, your majesty is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to be aware of everything that's going on throughout the earth."

Flattery » Instance of » By israel and judah

2 Samuel 19:41-43

Not long afterward, all the men of Israel started coming to the king, complaining to him, "Why did our relatives in Judah's army sneak you away, taking the king and his household over the Jordan River, along with David's army?" Everybody from Judah shouted to the men from Israel, "We did this because the king is closely related to us. So why are you angry about this? Have we lived off the king's expense? Have we appropriated anything for ourselves?" But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Flattery » Wisdom, a preservative against

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth!

Flattery » Saints should not used

Job 32:21-22

I won't discriminate against anyone, and I won't flatter any person, since I don't know the first thing about how to flatter; and the one who made me would sweep me away as if I were nothing."

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

Flattery » Exemplified » Darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All of the royal administrators, prefects, regional authorities, scribes, and governors have concluded that the king should establish and enforce an edict that anyone who prays to any god or man for the next 30 days (except to you, your majesty) is to be thrown into the lions' pit.

Flattery » Instance of » By absalom

2 Samuel 15:2-6

Then he would get up early, stand near the passageway to the palace gate, and when anyone arrived to file a legal complaint for a hearing before the king, Absalom would call to him and ask, "You're from what city?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of Israel's tribes," Absalom would respond, "Look, your claims are valid and defensible, but nobody will listen to you on behalf of the king. Who will appoint me to be a judge in the land? When anyone arrived to file a legal complaint or other cause, he could approach me for justice and I would settle it!" read more.
Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him. By doing all of this to anyone who came to the king for a hearing, Absalom stole the loyalty of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Instance of » Tertullus flatters felix

Acts 24:2-4

When Paul had been summoned, Tertullus opened the prosecution by saying: "Your Excellency Felix, since we are enjoying lasting peace because of you, and since reforms for this nation are being brought about through your foresight, we always and everywhere acknowledge it with profound gratitude. But so as not to detain you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness.

Flattery » Instance of » By herod agrippa ii

Acts 26:2-3

"I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, that I can defend myself today against all the accusations of the Jewish leaders, since you are especially familiar with all the Jewish customs and controversies. I beg you, therefore, to listen patiently to me.

Flattery » Instance of » By false prophets

1 Kings 22:13

Meanwhile, the messenger who had gone off to summon Micaiah advised him, "Look, everything that the other prophets were saying was unanimously favorable to the king. So please, cooperate with them and speak favorably."

Flattery » Instance of » Paul correctly informs felix

Acts 24:10

When the governor motioned for Paul to speak, he replied:

Flattery » Instance of » By the herodians

Luke 20:21

so they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you're right in what you say and teach, and that you don't favor any individual, but teach the way of God truthfully.

Flattery » Instance of » By tyrians

Acts 12:22

The people kept shouting, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man!"

Flattery » Instance of » By adonijah

1 Kings 1:42

While he was still asking that question, Jonathan, the son of Abiathar the priest arrived, so Adonijah told him, "Come on in, since you're a worthy man and are bringing us good news!"

Flattery » Instance of » By gideon

Judges 8:1-3

Later on, the descendants of Ephraim spoke to Gideon. They argued vehemently, "What are you doing to us? You never called us! But you went out to fight Midian!" "What have I accomplished compared to you?" he responded. "Isn't what's left from Ephraim's harvest better than the best vintage of Abiezer? God gave Oreb and Zeeb, the leaders of Midian, into your control. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger calmed down.

Flattery » Instance of » By jacob

Genesis 33:10

"Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me.

Flattery » Instance of » By ahab

1 Kings 20:4

"Whatever you want, your majesty," the king of Israel answered. "I belong to you, as does everything I own."

Flattery » Instance of » By mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9:8

Mephibosheth bowed low again and asked, "Who am I, your servant, that you would pay attention to a dead dog like me?"

Flattery » Instance of » By darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All of the royal administrators, prefects, regional authorities, scribes, and governors have concluded that the king should establish and enforce an edict that anyone who prays to any god or man for the next 30 days (except to you, your majesty) is to be thrown into the lions' pit.

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Flattery, Used By The Wicked

19;5;9

But as for the wicked, they do not speak truth at all. Inside them there is only wickedness. Their throat is an open grave, on their tongue is deceitful flattery.

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