On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them. The people shouted, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn’t give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
“There shall be no more any false vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I am Yahweh; I will speak, and the word that I speak will be performed.”
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.
“Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him on the way;
lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge
deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.”
A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.
One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
Lead me, Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue. Hold them guilty, God. Let them fall by their own counsels.
Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men. Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart.
They flattered him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they faithful in his covenant. But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn’t destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, and didn’t stir up all his wrath.
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.
1 Thessalonians 2:4-7.
Even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts. 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. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible