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Proverbs 8:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I, love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I love them that love me: and they that in the morning early watch for me, shall find me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I loue them that loue me, and those that seeke me early, shall find me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I love those that love me; and they that seek me shall find [me].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
love 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them that love 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
me; and those that seek me early 7836
{7836} Prime
שָׁחַר
shachar
{shaw-khar'}
A primitive root; properly to dawn, that is, (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension to search for (with painstaking).
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
shall find 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 8:17

_ _ early — or, “diligently,” which may include the usual sense of early in life.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:12-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 8:17

I love them that love me; and those that seek me (g) early shall find me.

(g) That is, study the word of God diligently, and with a desire to profit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I love:

1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

those:

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: ... For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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1S 2:30. Ps 91:14. Ec 12:1. Is 45:19; 55:6. Mt 6:33; 7:7. Mk 10:14. Jn 14:21, 23; 16:27. Jm 1:5. 1Jn 4:19.

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