I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
On them that love her she will bestow love again. On them that seek her aright she will bestow herself. There is great use of Wisdom, and she hath great store of wealth to bestow. How shall we obtain this Wisdom? Love her and get her. Love is the best Master of Arts, the surest teacher. As the good fruit of the study of Wisdom is very great, so the labour of them that respect her is not in vain. They shall enjoy both her love and herself.
I. WISDOM LOVES SUCH AS LOVE HER.
II. WISDOM MUST BE SOUGHT FOR EARLY AND DILIGENTLY.
III. SUCH AS SEEK FOR WISDOM DILIGENTLY SHALL FIND HER.
(Francis Taylor, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.