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Proverbs 20:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; but a faithful man who shall find?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A kind man one may call, a great man,—but, a faithful man, who can find?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Most men will proclaime euery one his owne goodnes: but a faithfull man who can finde?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A man is valuable, and a merciful man precious: but [it is] hard to find a faithful man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Most 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
men 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
will proclaim 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
every one 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
his own goodness: 2617
{2617} Prime
חֶסֶד
checed
{kheh'-sed}
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
but a faithful 529
{0529} Prime
אֵמוּן
'emuwn
{ay-moon'}
From H0539; established, that is, (figuratively) trusty; also (abstractly) trustworthiness.
man 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
who x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
can find? 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 20:6

_ _ Boasters are unreliable.

_ _ goodness — or, “kind disposition.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 20:6

_ _ Note, 1. It is easy to find those that will pretend to be kind and liberal. Many a man will call himself a man of mercy, will boast what good he has done and what good he designs to do, or, at least, what an affection he has to well-doing. Most men will talk a great deal of their charity, generosity, hospitality, and piety, will sound a trumpet to themselves, as the Pharisees, and what little goodness they have will proclaim it and make a mighty matter of it. 2. But it is hard to find those that really are kind and liberal, that have done and will do more than either they speak of or care to hear spoken of, that will be true friends in a strait; such a one as one may trust to is like a black swan.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
proclaim:

Proverbs 25:14 Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.
Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke 18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
Luke 22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

goodness:
or, bounty

but:

Psalms 12:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.]] Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: 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 broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be [any] that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
Micah 7:2 The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
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Ps 12:1. Pv 25:14; 27:2. Ec 7:28. Jr 5:1. Mi 7:2. Mt 6:2. Lk 18:8, 11, 28; 22:33. Jn 1:47. 2Co 12:11.

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