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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5863 flattery
5863 flattery

5863 flattery

Insincere and undeserved praise or words of encouragement, used with the intention of gaining favour with others.

Flattery is deceitful

Ps 12:2-3 See also Ps 5:9; Ps 55:20-21; Ps 62:4; Pr 27:6; Jer 9:8

The results of flattery are ruinous

Pr 26:28 See also Pr 29:5

Flattery is rejected by godly people

Job 32:21-22 See also Gal 1:10; 1Th 2:5-6

Honesty is preferable to flattery

Pr 28:23 See also Pr 16:13; Pr 27:9

False teachers use flattery

Ro 16:17-18 See also 2Ti 4:3-4; Jude 16-19

Examples of flattery

2Sa 14:17-20 The woman from Tekoa flatters David; 2Sa 15:2-6 Absalom to Israelites; Da 6:21 Daniel flatters the king; Mt 22:16 pp Mk 12:14 pp Lk 20:21; Lk 20:21 The spies from the teachers of the law flatter Jesus Christ; Ac 12:22 The crowds flatter Herod. the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus Christ

See also

5164lips
5546speech
5575talk, idle
5690friends
5820criticism
6145deceit
8237doctrine, false
8714dishonesty

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