as you sow, so shall you reap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from: 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Epistle to the Galatians, 6:7

  • Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Proverb[edit]

as you sow, so shall you reap

  1. The personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.

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References[edit]

  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 16.