Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 rulers rule, and ranking men, [even] all the judges of the earth. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently shall find me. 18 Riches and honor are with me, durable wealth and righteousness.



Cross References

1 Samuel 2:30

Therefore LORD, the God of Israel, says, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me forever, but now LORD says, Be it far from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me

John 14:21

He who has my commandments, and keeps them, that man it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high because he has known my name.

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said to him, If any man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make a dwelling with him.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek ye 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 will be added to you.

Proverbs 1:28

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me,

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember also thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them,

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness. I did not say to the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain. I, LORD, speak righteousness. I declare things that are right.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you.

Mark 10:14

But when Jesus saw it, he was displeased, and said to them, Allow the children to come to me. Forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.

John 16:27

for the Father himself loves you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us.

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