Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me will find me.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently shall find me.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


“I love those who love me;
And those who seek me early and diligently will find me.

Bible in Basic English

Those who have given me their love are loved by me, and those who make search for me with care will get me.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

I loved those loving me: and they seeking me shall find me.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

I love {those who love me}, and those who seek me diligently shall find me.

Modern King James verseion

I love those who love me; and those who seek me early shall find me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am loving unto those that love me, and they that seek me early, shall 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.

The Emphasized Bible

I love, them who love me, and, they who diligently seek me, find me:

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

me and those that seek me early
שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 12

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

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

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.

John 14:21

He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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,

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”;

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret,
In some dark land;
I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,
Seek Me in a waste place’;
I, the Lord, speak righteousness,
Declaring things that are upright.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Mark 10:14

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

John 16:27

for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

1 John 4:19

We love, because He first loved us.

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