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If you flatter your friends, you set a trap for yourself.
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A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.
Proverbs 7:5,21 For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice, . . .
Proverbs 20:19 Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.
Proverbs 26:24,25,28 An enemy is known by his lips, when in his heart he entertaineth deceit. . . .
2 Samuel 14:17 Then let thy handmaid say, that the word of the Lord the king be made as a sacrifice. For even as an angel of God, so is my lord the king, that he is neither moved with blessing nor cursing: wherefore the Lord thy God is also with thee.
Job 17:5 He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.
Psalm 5:9 For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
Psalm 12:2 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):
Proverbs 1:17 And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.
Lamentations 1:13 Mem. From above he hath sent fire into my bones, and hath chastised me: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate, wasted with sorrow all the day long.
Hosea 5:1 Hear ye this, O priests, and hearken, O ye house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king: for there is a judgment against you, because you have been a snare to them whom you should have watched over and a net spread upon Thabor.
Luke 20:20,21 And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor. . . .
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.
ContextThe Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
…4A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it. 5A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.6A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.…
For there is no truth in their mouth: their heart is vain.
For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.
A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.
He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.
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