reap what one sows
With reference to the Bible, Epistle to the Galatians, ch. 6, v.7 Gal.6.7
- (idiomatic) 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.
- For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.
- 2005, Tuesday November 15, PM Tony Blair, The Guardian
- "We will reap what we sow; live with what we do not act to change," he said.