But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
– Proverbs 8:36
The word for sinneth against here means to miss and answers to finding wisdom in the previous verse. Wrongeth means to do violence to, and in this case it is his own soul. Finally, to neglect or refuse wisdom is to hate wisdom and life. It is to love death. Proverbs refers to death over twenty times and it is the most often the fate of the fool and the wicked (Proverbs 5:32). It is not merely a physical death but also a loss of all hope for the wicked man (Proverbs 11:7).