Proverbs 20:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Most men will proclaime euery one his owne goodnes: but a faithfull man who can finde?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
- Webster's Bible

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

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

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 20

  • BSP
    Verse 22 shows that we need to wait on God to take care of the unjust things that we go through. He is fully aware of all the factors and he knows best how to deal with such things.
  • Nola Brown
    Proverbs 20:24 - I believe it is emphasizing the impossibility of human-being to understand his actions
  • Irene123
    Thank-you for your concern for His truth. I have known for 50 yrs. His name is Jesus - Acts 2:38. It is nice to see others on here.
  • Mr. Smith
    Irene, God HAS HAD mercy on souls. His name is Jesus and his dying for those souls and sending the Holy Spirit. Now it's up to those very souls to have mercy on themselves by accepting that sacrifice and allowing the H.S. to comfort and guide them into the abundance and joy of the Kingdom of God...which, by the way, is already in us. Luke 17:20-21
  • Irene123
    Pro.20:1 - May God have mercy on souls ................
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 I believe Carolyn hit it on the head. Good point about the first miracle Jesus performed. When in moderation, wine is an enjoyment. However, as with anything, our loving father warns us about over-indulging.

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