Proverbs 8:17

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I loue them that loue me, and those that seeke me early, shall find me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me.
- Basic English Bible

I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.
- Darby Bible

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
- Webster's Bible

I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.
- World English Bible

I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I love them that love me, and those that seek me earnestly shall find me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 8:17


8:17 I love - I do not despise their love, but kindly accept it and recompence it with my love and favour. Early - With sincere affection and diligence, which he mentions as the evidence of their love.


Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Nickole
    First of all Thank you Jesus for wisdom and understanding. Father help me to be doers of your Word not just listeners. Amen
  • Jared mwafuga
    wisdom has everything which men are craving to get in this world, just imagine riches, honour,understanding,righteousness ect.
  • Joshua
    Lorrie you rite God is etc[][]
  • Bryan lehto
    Wisdom Proverbs 9:10 apply God's word to your life listen to the Holy Ghost.
  • BSP
    Verse 31 speaks about the delight that Jesus takes in us humans. How loving that God's Word lets us know the dept of Jesus' affection for us.
  • Henry otabor
    JESUS is our resurrection and the life in us

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