reap what one sows

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To receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.

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  • With reference to the Bible, Epistle to the Galatians, ch. 6, v.7 Gal.6.7
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For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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