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 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT
  • 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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