At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the LORD.
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks boastfully.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.