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 the princes rule, and all of the governors judge the earth. 17 “I love those who love me;
And those who diligently seek me will find me.
18 Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable riches and righteousness.



Cross References

1 Samuel 2:30

Therefore, the LORD God of Israel said, I had said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever, but now the LORD said, It shall never be; for those that honor me I will honor, and those that lightly esteem me shall be vile.

John 14:21

He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his will 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 unto him, He who loves me will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and dwell 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 ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Proverbs 1:28

Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Ecclesiastes 12:1

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth while the evil days do not come nor the years draw near 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. Not without substance did I say unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me; I am the LORD who speaks righteousness, who declares things that are right.

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;

Mark 10:14

And Jesus seeing it, became angry and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me and hinder 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 out from God.

1 John 4:19

We love him, because he first loved us.

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