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
    Irene where is that quote --- proverbs 30:6 add thou not unto HIS words lest HE reprove thee and thou be found a liar 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
  • Irene123
    To S. Morrow - I'm just curious; how do you know you are "called by His name?" I know this is a 'quote' you used, but I am assuming you are stating the fact in your own life that you are called by His name, personally. What did you do to let you know this?
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT ---8:8---ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM---JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS
  • 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 DO I HATE 2 CORINTHIANS 13:7 NOW I PRAY TO GOD THAT YOU DO NO EVIL NOT THAT WE SHOULD APPEAR APPROVED BUT THAT YOU SHOULD DO THAT WHICH IS HONEST THOUGH WE BE REPROBATES13:8 ----FOR WE CAN DO NOTHING AGAINST THE TRUTH -------BUT FOR THE TRUTH-------
  • 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.

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