Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth 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 loyalty and goodness,
But who can find a faithful and trustworthy man?

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?

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?

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 a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up. 6 A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find? 7 The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!



Cross References

Psalm 12:1

To the Overseer, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. Save, Jehovah, for the saintly hath failed, For the stedfast have ceased From the sons of men:

Luke 18:8

I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'

Proverbs 25:14

Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.

Matthew 6:2

whenever, therefore, thou mayest do kindness, thou mayest not sound a trumpet before thee as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory from men; verily I say to you -- they have their reward!

Luke 18:11

the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, 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

(that still my soul had sought, and I had not found), One man, a teacher, I have found, and a woman among all these I have not found.

Jeremiah 5:1

Go to and fro in streets of Jerusalem, And see, I pray you, and know, And seek in her broad places, if ye find a man, If there be one doing judgment, seeking stedfastness -- Then am I propitious to her.

Micah 7:2

Perished hath the kind out of the land, And upright among men -- there are none, All of them for blood lie in wait, Each his brother they hunt with a net.

Luke 18:28

And Peter said, 'Lo, we left all, and did follow thee;'

Luke 22:33

And he said to him, 'Sir, with thee I am ready both to prison and to death to go;'

John 1:47

Jesus saw Nathanael coming unto him, and he saith concerning him, 'Lo, truly an Israelite, in whom guile is not;'

2 Corinthians 12:11

I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.

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