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

  • 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.
  • Dennis Heffernan
    Wisdom and sound judgement is the answer. This wisdom is acquired by learning and applying scripture to every day circumstances. You have to know scripture in order to enter the discussion with all of your daily contacts with people. Preparation is key and will keep you afloat.
  • 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'.
  • Julie Beach
    The book of Proverbs for me has been a very deep soul searching treasures of reading over the many years I've gone into its pages. It has strengthened, encouraged, motivated and given hope, reminds me who I am in God and focused me towards the future to keep moving forward knowing he holds our future in his hands.

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