Proverbs 8:17
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New International Version
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

New Living Translation
"I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.

English Standard Version
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

New American Standard Bible
"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

King James Bible
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me.

International Standard Version
I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me.

NET Bible
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

New Heart English Bible
I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I love my friends, and those who seek me will find me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I love those who love me. Those eagerly looking for me will find me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I love them that love me, And those that seek me earnestly shall find me.

New American Standard 1977
“I love those who love me;
            And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.

King James 2000 Bible
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

American King James Version
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

American Standard Version
I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I love them that love me: and they that in the morning early watch for me, shall find me.

Darby Bible Translation
I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

English Revised Version
I love them that love me; and those that seek me diligently shall find me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

World English Bible
I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.

Young's Literal Translation
I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:12-21 Wisdom, here is Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word, and Christ in the heart; not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us. All prudence and skill are from the Lord. Through the redemption of Christ's precious blood, the riches of his grace abound in all wisdom and prudence. Man found out many inventions for ruin; God found one for our recovery. He hates pride and arrogance, evil ways and froward conversation; these render men unwilling to hear his humbling, awakening, holy instructions. True religion gives men the best counsel in all difficult cases, and helps to make their way plain. His wisdom makes all truly happy who receive it in the love of Christ Jesus. Seek him early, seek him earnestly, seek him before any thing else. Christ never said, Seek in vain. Those who love Christ, are such as have seen his loveliness, and have had his love shed abroad in their hearts; therefore they are happy. They shall be happy in this world, or in that which is beyond compare better. Wealth gotten by vanity will soon be diminished, but that which is well got, will wear well; and that which is well spent upon works of piety and charity, will be lasting. If they have not riches and honour in this world, they shall have that which is infinitely better. They shall be happy in the grace of God. Christ, by his Spirit, guides believers into all truth, and so leads them in the way of righteousness; and they walk after the Spirit. Also, they shall be happy in the glory of God hereafter. In Wisdom's promises, believers have goods laid up, not for days and years, but for eternity; her fruit therefore is better than gold.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
16"By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. 18"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.…
Cross References
John 7:37
On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and called out in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.

John 14:21
Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

1 Samuel 2:30
"Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, 'I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever'; but now the LORD declares, 'Far be it from Me-- for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.

2 Chronicles 34:3
For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images.

Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Proverbs 2:4
If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 2:5
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 4:6
"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 8:16
"By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.
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