Proverbs 10:16 (NKJV) — 16 The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.
Results of righteousness and wickedness. The efforts of the righteous and wicked produce two different results. The efforts of the righteous produce life; the efforts of the wicked produce sin, the wages of which is death.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV) — 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.