8:17 I love 1 those who love me,
and those who seek me find me.
8:32 “So now, children, 2 listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
1 sn In contrast to the word for “hate” (שָׂנֵא, shaneh) the verb “love” (אָהֵב, ’ahev) includes within it the idea of choosing spontaneously. So in this line loving and seeking point up the means of finding wisdom.
2 tn Heb “sons.”