Deception & Flattery
Proverbs 4:24-25Compare 4:25 with Philippians 3:13. We need singular focus.
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Compare to 1 Timothy 6:4. Misery loves company. Compare Prov 9:15 with Prov 7:13-15, 25-27, & Prov 23:27-28.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Cross Reference: James 1:14-15 & Ephesians 5:12.
The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.
Proverbs 27:6see also Leviticus 19:17 & Ephesians 4:15
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Proverbs 28:24In Jesus time, the scribes and Pharisees condoned this very behavior. Jesus sternly rebuked them in Matthew 15:4-6 for making the commandment to honor your parents in Exodus 20:12 of no effect.
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: 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.
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
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.
Total Verses: 29
Total Passages: 20