A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: As you sow, so shall you reap


The idea that at some time, a person will get what they deserve or fall victim to their own schemes. The proverb is found as early as Anglo-Saxon times.


The Bible is full of farming metaphors: this one uses the image of the process of germination to assert that even if they do not appear immediately, bad consequences will follow bad deeds.

Bible References

Galatians 6:7
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