Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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?

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
men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

will proclaim
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

but a faithful
אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 20:6

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

5 Counsel in the heart of man is deep water, and a man of understanding draweth it out. 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; but a faithful man who shall find? 7 The righteous walketh in his integrity: blessed are his children after him!



Cross References

Psalm 12:1

{To the chief Musician. Upon Sheminith. A Psalm of David.} Save, Jehovah, for the godly man is gone; for the faithful have failed from among the children of men.

Luke 18:8

I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?

Proverbs 25:14

Clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.

Matthew 6:2

When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Ecclesiastes 7:28

which my soul yet seeketh, and I have not found: one man among a thousand have I found, but a woman among all those have I not found.

Jeremiah 5:1

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broadways thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justice, that seeketh fidelity; and I will pardon it.

Micah 7:2

The godly man hath perished out of the land, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, they hunt every man his brother with a net.

Luke 18:28

And Peter said, Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee.

Luke 22:33

And he said to him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and says of him, Behold one truly an Israelite, in whom there is no guile.

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I am nothing.

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