Proverbs 20:6
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English Standard Version
Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?

King James Bible
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?

English Revised Version
Most men wilt proclaim every one his own kindness: but a faithful man who can find?

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

Proverbs 20:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

29 Judgments are prepared for scorners,

     And stripes for the backs of fools.

שׁפמים never means punishment which a court of justice inflicts, but is always used of the judgments of God, even although they are inflicted by human instrumentality (vid., 2 Chronicles 24:24); the singular, which nowhere occurs, is the segolate n. act. שׁפט equals שׁפוט, 2 Chronicles 20:9, plur. שׁפוּטים. Hitzig's remark: "the judgment may, after Proverbs 19:25, consist in stripes," is misleading; the stroke, הכּות, there is such as when, e.g., a stroke on the ear is applied to one who despises that which is holy, which, under the circumstances, may be salutary; but it does not fall under the category of shephuthim, nor properly under that of מהלמות. The former are providential chastisements with which history itself, or God in history, visits the despiser of religion; the latter are strokes which are laid on the backs of fools by one who is instructing them, in order, if possible, to bring them to thought and understanding. נכון, here inflected as Niph., is used, as Job 15:23, as meaning to be placed in readiness, and thus to be surely imminent. Regarding mahalǔmoth, vid., at Proverbs 18:6.

Proverbs 20:6 Parallel Commentaries

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proclaim

Proverbs 25:14 Whoever boasts himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets...

Luke 18:8,11,28 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth...

Luke 22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you...

goodness

Psalm 12:1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeks, 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 you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man...

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...

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Cross References
Matthew 6:2
"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Luke 18:8
I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

Luke 18:11
The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Psalm 12:1
Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.

Proverbs 20:5
The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 25:14
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

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