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

  • 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
  • Lorrie Bensky Smith
    The commentary is helpful, but God and Christ in the "he's, his etc., should be capitalized, as He is ALWAYS a proper noun.
  • Anthony
    This simply reminds one of how he is supposed to relate with God, and the place of wisdom in creation history.
  • Dickya doddamani
    It has help me to follow god and do not sin against god... Always do right things through god hlep others.
  • Benjamin
    Blessed be the name of The Lord for these words: 'Those who offend Christ deceive themselves sin is a wrong to the soul. Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges'.

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