Wages of Sin
(The). To earn the wages of
sin. To be hanged, or condemned to death.
“I believe some of you will be hanged unless you change a
good deal. It's cold blood and bad blood that runs in your veins, and
you'll come to earn the wages of sin.”
Robbery under Arms, ii.
“The wages of sin is death.”- Rom. vi. 23.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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