'Flattering' in the Bible
They speak deceitful and worthless words to one another;With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,The tongue that speaks great things [in boasting];
To keep you from the immoral woman;From the seductress with her flattering words,
A lying tongue hates those it wounds and crushes,And a flattering mouth works ruin.
For there will no longer be any false and empty vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.
For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites and base desires. By smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting [the innocent and the naive].