'Flattery' in the Bible
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man.
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.
Vanity they speak each with his neighbour, Lip of flattery! With heart and heart they speak.
Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
Behold, I am against those that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and did tell them, and caused my people to err by their lies, and by their flattery; yet I did not send them, nor command them; and they did not profit this people at all, said the LORD.
With flattery he will corrupt those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will be strong and take action.
For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.
for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a pretext for covetousness, (God is witness!)