as you sow, so shall you reap

as you sow, so shall you reap

Your actions dictate the consequences. The phrase is Biblical in origin. Of course you're exhausted in class—you stay up too late! As you sow, so shall you reap. Of course you're being investigated for tax fraud—you've spent years trying to avoid paying them. As you sow, so shall you reap.
See also: reap, shall

As you sow, so shall you reap,

 and As a man sows, so shall he reap.
Prov. Things will happen to you good or bad, according to how you behave. (Biblical.) You should stop being so cruel to other people. As you sow, so shall you reap. Fred built an immense fortune by swindling others, but lost it all when someone swindled him. As a man sows, so shall he reap.
See also: reap, shall
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As you sow, so shall you reap. How true this holds for Iran, which sowed the wind outside its borders and is reaping the whirlwind of public anger at home.
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