He that speaketh flattery to [his] friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
A righteous man falling down before the wicked [is as] a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
A lying tongue hateth [those that are] afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
[As] the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his praise.
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:
1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts.
Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
For I know not to give flattering titles; [in so doing] my maker would soon take me away.
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
For [there is] no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part [is] very wickedness; their throat [is] an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lips [and] with a double heart do they speak.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
This their way [is] their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and [men] will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
For the lips of a strange woman drop [as] an honeycomb, and her mouth [is] smoother than oil:
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich [hath] many friends.
And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which [lieth] in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.