Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

King James Version

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Holman Bible

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man?

International Standard Version

Many claim "I'm a loyal person!" but who can find someone who truly is?

A Conservative Version

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

American Standard Version

Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find?

Amplified

Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

Bible in Basic English

Most men make no secret of their kind acts: but where is a man of good faith to be seen?

Darby Translation

Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; but a faithful man who shall find?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Most men will proclaim each one his own mercy, but who can find a man of truth?

Julia Smith Translation

The multitude of man will call each his mercy: and a man of faithfulness who shall find?

King James 2000

Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Many a person will proclaim his loyalty [for] himself, but a man [who is] trustworthy, who can find?

Modern King James verseion

Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Many there be that would be called good-doers; but where shall one find a true faithful man?

NET Bible

Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person -- who can find?

New Heart English Bible

Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?

The Emphasized Bible

A kind man one may call, a great man, - but, a faithful man, who can find?

Webster

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

World English Bible

Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?

Youngs Literal Translation

A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

will proclaim
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

but a faithful
אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 20:6

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. 6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man? 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.



Cross References

Psalm 12:1

Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

Luke 18:8

"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

Proverbs 25:14

Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

Matthew 6:2

"So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

Luke 18:11

"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Ecclesiastes 7:28

which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.

Jeremiah 5:1

"Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.

Micah 7:2

The godly person has perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a net.

Luke 18:28

Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."

Luke 22:33

But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!"

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.



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