Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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?

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 like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6 Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man? 7 A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.



Cross References

Psalm 12:1

Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases. For the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Luke 18:8

I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

Proverbs 25:14

As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

Matthew 6:2

Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don't sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Proverbs 27:2

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

Ecclesiastes 7:28

which my soul still seeks; but I have not found. One man among a thousand have I found; but I have not found a woman among all those.

Jeremiah 5:1

"Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her.

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished out of the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.

Luke 18:28

Peter said, "Look, we have left everything, and followed you."

Luke 22:33

He said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!"

John 1:47

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

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become foolish in boasting. You compelled me, for I ought to have been commended by you, for in nothing was I inferior to the very best apostles, though I am nothing.

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