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34 Bible Verses about Flattery

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Psalm 12:2-3

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:

Psalm 55:20-21

He has put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: he has broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lies in wait.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Job 32:21-22

Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattery unto man. For I know not how to give flattery; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness: Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks what is right.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the innocent.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto myths.

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you. Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray you, the thing that I shall ask you. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak. And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with you in all this? And the woman answered and said, As your soul lives, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken: for your servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid:read more.
To bring about this change of affairs has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city are you? And he said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said unto him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man appointed of the king to hear you. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!read more.
And it was so, that when any man came near to him to bow down to him, 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: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Daniel 6:21

Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God in truth, neither care you for any man: for you regard not the person of men.

Mark 12:14

And when they were come, they said unto him, Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Luke 20:21

And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach rightly, neither do you regard any person, but teach the way of God truly:

Acts 12:22

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

Psalm 12:2

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Psalm 78:36

Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

Daniel 11:34

Now when they shall fall, they shall be aided with a little help: but many shall join to them with flattery.

Ezekiel 12:24

For there shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Proverbs 20:19

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she seduced him. He goes after her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till an arrow strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Job 17:5

He that speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:

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Flattery » Danger of

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she seduced him. He goes after her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till an arrow strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Flattery » Exemplified » Woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17

Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you.

2 Samuel 14:20

To bring about this change of affairs has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

Flattery » Those that flatter with the tongue

Proverbs 20:19

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.

Flattery » False prophets and teachers use

Ezekiel 12:24

For there shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Others

Psalm 12:2

They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Flattery » Punishment of

Job 17:5

He that speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:

Flattery » Ministers should not use

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

Flattery » Worldly advantage obtained by

Daniel 11:21-22

And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honor of royalty: but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by flatteries. And with the force of a flood shall they be swept away from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

Flattery » Flattering mouths

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Flattery » Seldom gains respect

Proverbs 28:23

He that rebukes a man shall find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.

Flattery » Avoid those given to

Proverbs 20:19

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Flattery » Exemplified » False prophets

1 Kings 22:13

And the messenger that had gone to call Micaiah spoke unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let your word, I pray you, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » Those in authority

Daniel 11:34

Now when they shall fall, they shall be aided with a little help: but many shall join to them with flattery.

Flattery » Instance of » By the woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you. Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray you, the thing that I shall ask you. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak. And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with you in all this? And the woman answered and said, As your soul lives, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken: for your servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid: read more.
To bring about this change of affairs has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are 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 unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen you away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: why then are you angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or has he given us any gift? And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Wisdom, a preservative against

Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither turn away 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 let me give flattery unto man. For I know not how to give flattery; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » God

Psalm 78:36

Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Themselves

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

Flattery » Exemplified » Darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the satraps, the counselors, and the advisors, 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 from you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Flattery » Instance of » By absalom

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city are you? And he said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said unto him, See, your matters are good and right; but there is no man appointed of the king to hear you. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! read more.
And it was so, that when any man came near to him to bow down to him, 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: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Flattery » Instance of » Tertullus flatters felix

Acts 24:2-4

And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by you we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by your provision, We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Nevertheless, that I be not further tedious unto you, I pray you that you would hear us in your kindness a few words.

Flattery » Instance of » By herod agrippa ii

Acts 26:2-3

I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before you concerning all the things of which I am accused of the Jews: Especially because I know you to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: therefore I beseech you to hear me patiently.

Flattery » Instance of » By false prophets

1 Kings 22:13

And the messenger that had gone to call Micaiah spoke unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let your word, I pray you, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

Flattery » Instance of » Paul correctly informs felix

Acts 24:10

Then Paul, after the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Since I know that you have been for many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

Flattery » Instance of » By the herodians

Luke 20:21

And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach rightly, neither do you regard any person, but teach the way of God truly:

Flattery » Instance of » By tyrians

Acts 12:22

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

Flattery » Instance of » By adonijah

1 Kings 1:42

And while he yet spoke, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for you are a valiant man, and bring good tidings.

Flattery » Instance of » By gideon

Judges 8:1-3

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why have you served us thus, that you called us not, when you went to fight with the Midianites? And they did argue with him sharply. And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison to you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God has delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison to you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.

Flattery » Instance of » By jacob

Genesis 33:10

And Jacob said, Nay, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Flattery » Instance of » By ahab

1 Kings 20:4

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

Flattery » Instance of » By mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9:8

And he bowed himself, and said, What is your servant, that you should 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 governors, and the satraps, the counselors, and the advisors, 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 from you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.