36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."

Other Translations of Proverbs 8:36

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

36 but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death."

The Message

36 But if you wrong me, you damage your very soul; when you reject me, you're flirting with death."

New King James Version

36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death."

New Living Translation

36 But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 8:36

Commentary on Proverbs 8:32-36

(Read Proverbs 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.