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34 Bible Verses about Flattery

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Psalm 12:2-3

Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart. May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

Psalm 55:20-21

He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant. His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Job 32:21-22

Please don't let me respect any man's person, neither will I give flattering titles to any man. For I don't know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness), nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them. For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Then your handmaid said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'" Then the king answered the woman, "Please don't hide anything from me that I ask you." The woman said, "Let my lord the king now speak." The king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered, "As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he urged me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid;read more.
to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. 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

Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate. It was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "What city are you from?" He said, "Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel." Absalom said to him, "Behold, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized by 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 to me, and I would do him justice!"read more.
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him. Absalom did this sort of thing to all Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

Daniel 6:21

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

Matthew 22:16

They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.

Mark 12:14

When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and don't defer to anyone; for you aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

Luke 20:21

They asked him, "Teacher, we know that you say and teach what is right, and aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God.

Acts 12:22

The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.

Psalm 78:36

But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.

Daniel 11:34

Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries.

Ezekiel 12:24

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

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him. He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose. Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.

Job 17:5

He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

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Flattery » Danger of

Proverbs 7:21-23

With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him. He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose. Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost 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

Then your handmaid said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'"

2 Samuel 14:20

to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. 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 who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who 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

Flattery » Punishment of

Job 17:5

He who denounces his friends for a prey, Even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 12:3

May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

Flattery » Ministers should not use

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),

Flattery » Worldly advantage obtained by

Daniel 11:21-22

In his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. The overwhelming forces shall be overwhelmed from before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the covenant.

Flattery » Flattering mouths

Proverbs 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Flattery » Seldom gains respect

Proverbs 28:23

One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.

Flattery » Avoid those given to

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Flattery » Exemplified » False prophets

1 Kings 22:13

The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "See now, the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak good."

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » Those in authority

Daniel 11:34

Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries.

Flattery » Instance of » By the woman of tekoah

2 Samuel 14:17-20

Then your handmaid said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'" Then the king answered the woman, "Please don't hide anything from me that I ask you." The woman said, "Let my lord the king now speak." The king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered, "As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he urged me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid; read more.
to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. 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

Behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, "Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king, and his household, over the Jordan, and all David's men with him?" All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's cost? Or has he given us any gift?" The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" 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. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.

Flattery » Saints should not used

Job 32:21-22

Please don't let me respect any man's person, neither will I give flattering titles to any man. For I don't know how to give flattering titles; or else my Maker would soon take me away.

Flattery » Hypocrites use, to » God

Psalm 78:36

But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.

Flattery » The wicked use, to » Themselves

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.

Flattery » Exemplified » Darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

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

Flattery » Instance of » By absalom

2 Samuel 15:2-6

Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate. It was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "What city are you from?" He said, "Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel." Absalom said to him, "Behold, your matters are good and right; but there is no man deputized by 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 to me, and I would do him justice!" read more.
It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him. Absalom did this sort of thing to all Israel who 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

When he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "Seeing that by you we enjoy much peace, and that excellent measures are coming to this nation, we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Flattery » Instance of » By herod agrippa ii

Acts 26:2-3

"I think myself happy, King Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before you this day concerning all the things that I am accused by the Jews, especially because you are expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews. Therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.

Flattery » Instance of » By false prophets

1 Kings 22:13

The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "See now, the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak good."

Flattery » Instance of » Paul correctly informs felix

Acts 24:10

When the governor had beckoned to him to speak, Paul answered, "Because I know that you have been a judge of this nation for many years, I cheerfully make my defense,

Flattery » Instance of » By the herodians

Luke 20:21

They asked him, "Teacher, we know that you say and teach what is right, and aren't partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God.

Flattery » Instance of » By tyrians

Acts 12:22

The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"

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, "Come in; for you are a worthy man, and bring good news."

Flattery » Instance of » By gideon

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply. He said to them, "What have I now done in comparison with you? Isn't the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God has delivered into your hand the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb! What was I able to do in comparison with you?" Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.

Flattery » Instance of » By jacob

Genesis 33:10

Jacob said, "Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Flattery » Instance of » By ahab

1 Kings 20:4

The king of Israel answered, "It is according to your saying, my lord, O king. I am yours, and all that I have."

Flattery » Instance of » By mephibosheth

2 Samuel 9:8

He did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"

Flattery » Instance of » By darius's advisorss

Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, 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 faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.