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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:7 FOR MY MOUTH SHALL SPEAK --- TRUTH --- AND WICKEDNESSS IS AN ABOMINATION TO MY LIPS PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE --- WAY --- OF RIGHTEOUESNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT PROVERBS 8:35 FOR WHOSO FINDETH ME FINDETH --- LIFE --- AND SHALL OBTAIN FAVOR OF THE LORD JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME
  • CAROLYN
    I LOVE PROV. 8:17, IT HAS GREAT MEANING TO ME. IF I START MY DAY OUT RIGHT WITH HIM ON MY MIND .AND THATTHEN MY PATH WILL BE DIRECTED BY HIM
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT---PSALM 40:9 I HAVE PREACHED RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE GREAT CONGREGATION LO I HAVE NOT REFRAINED MY LIPS O LORD THOU KNOWEST
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:13 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL PRIDE AND ARROGANCY AND THE EVIL WAY AND THE FROWARD MOUTH I DO HATE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14 NOW WE EXHORT YOU BRETHREN WARN THEM THAT ARE UNRULY COMFORT THE FEEBLEMINDED SUPPORT THE WEAK BE PATIENT TOWARD ALL MEN
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM **PROVERBS 8:20 ILEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT**PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH 11:6 THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE UPRIGHT SHALL DELIVER THEM BUT TRANSGRESSORS SHALL BE TAKEN IN THEIR OWN NAUGHTINESS
  • Gary Knight
    What a wonderful summary, bless you brother.

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