Proverbs 8:36
New International Version
But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."

New Living Translation
But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death."

English Standard Version
but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”

Berean Study Bible
but he who fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”

New American Standard Bible
"But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death."

King James Bible
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Christian Standard Bible
but the one who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

Contemporary English Version
But if you don't find me, you hurt only yourself, and if you hate me, you are in love with death.

Good News Translation
Those who do not find me hurt themselves; anyone who hates me loves death."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but the one who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

International Standard Version
But whoever sins against me destroys himself; everyone who hates me loves death."

NET Bible
But the one who does not find me brings harm to himself; all who hate me love death."

New Heart English Bible
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who sin against me harm their soul, and all who hate me are the friends of death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever sins against me harms himself. All those who hate me love death."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he that misseth me wrongeth his own soul; All they that hate me love death.'

New American Standard 1977
“But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those that hate me love death.

King James 2000 Bible
But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

American King James Version
But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

American Standard Version
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: All they that hate me love death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But they that sin against me act wickedly against their own souls: and they that hate me love death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that shall sin against me, shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death.

Darby Bible Translation
but he that sinneth against me doeth violence to his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

English Revised Version
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

World English Bible
But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death."

Young's Literal Translation
And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
35For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD; 36but he who fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”
Cross References
Job 35:6
If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? If you multiply your transgressions, what do you do to Him?

Proverbs 1:31
So they will eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 1:32
For the waywardness of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 5:12
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

Proverbs 15:32
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.

Proverbs 20:2
The terror of a king is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him forfeits his own life.

Proverbs 21:6
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a deadly pursuit.

Isaiah 3:9
The expression on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it; woe to them, for they have brought disaster upon themselves.

Jeremiah 27:13
Why should you and your people die by the sword, famine, and plague, as the LORD has decreed against any nation that does not serve the king of Babylon?

Treasury of Scripture

But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

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Proverbs 1:31
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 20:2
The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

John 3:19,20
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…

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Proverbs 5:11,12,22,23
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, …

Ezekiel 18:31
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 33:11
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?







Lexicon
but he who fails to find me
וְֽ֭חֹטְאִי (wə·ḥō·ṭə·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

harms
חֹמֵ֣ס (ḥō·mês)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2554: To treat violently or wrong

himself;
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who hate me
מְ֝שַׂנְאַ֗י (mə·śan·’ay)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

love
אָ֣הֲבוּ (’ā·hă·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

death.”
מָֽוֶת׃ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin
(36) He that sinneth against me.--Rather, He that misses me does not find me. So in Greek, sin (???????) is a "missing" of the true object of life.

Verse 36. - He that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul. So Septuagint and Vulgate. And the truth stated is obvious - he who refuses to obey Wisdom, and transgresses her wholesome rules, will smart for it. Every sin involves punishment, injures the spiritual life, and demands satisfaction. But Delitzsch and others take חֹטְאִי, "my sinning one," "my sinner," in the older sense of "missing," as Job 5:24, the derived meaning of "sinning" springing naturally from the idea of deviating from the right way or failing to hit the mark. So here the translation will be "he who misseth me," which is a good contrast to "whoso findeth me," of ver. 35. He who takes a path which does not lead to wisdom is guilty of moral suicide. All that hate me love death (Proverbs 7:27). "He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:36). They who will not hearken to Wisdom, and who scorn her counsels, do virtually love death, because they love the things and the practices which lead to death, temporal and spiritual Job 12:10, "They that sin are enemies to their own life" (comp. Wisd. 1:12).



8:32-36 Surely we should hearken to Christ's voice with the readiness of children. Let us all be wise, and not refuse such mercy. Blessed are those who hear the Saviour's voice, and wait on him with daily reading, meditation, and prayer. The children of the world find time for vain amusements, without neglecting what they deem the one thing needful. Does it not show contempt of Wisdom's instructions, when people professing godliness, seek excuses for neglecting the means of grace? Christ is Wisdom, and he is Life to all believers; nor can we obtain God's favour, unless we find Christ, and are found in him. Those who offend Christ deceive themselves; sin is a wrong to the soul. Sinners die because they will die, which justifies God when he judges.
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