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Want to know what the Bible says about Flattery? Here are 60 Bible verses about Flattery from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 29:5 NIV
Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.
Proverbs 28:23 NIV
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor
    rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
Job 32:21-22 NIV
21 I will show no partiality,
    nor will I flatter anyone;
22 for if I were skilled in flattery,
    my Maker would soon take me away.
Romans 16:18 NIV
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
Psalm 5:9 NIV
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
    their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
    with their tongues they tell lies.
Psalm 12:3 NIV
May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—
Jude 1:16 NIV
These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
Proverbs 27:6 NIV
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Psalm 12:2 NIV
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.
Proverbs 6:24 NIV
keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
    from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
Job 17:5 NIV
If anyone denounces their friends for reward,
    the eyes of their children will fail.
Proverbs 26:28 NIV
A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
    and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Psalm 36:2 NIV
In their own eyes they flatter themselves
    too much to detect or hate their sin.
Psalm 78:36 NIV
But then they would flatter him with their mouths,
    lying to him with their tongues;
Psalm 12:2-4 NIV
2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.
3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—
4 those who say,
    “By our tongues we will prevail;
    our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
Luke 6:26 NIV
Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,
    for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.
Galatians 1:10 NIV
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 NIV
You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed —God is our witness.
Psalm 55:21 NIV
His talk is smooth as butter,
    yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
    yet they are drawn swords.
Proverbs 10:17 NIV
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

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