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.” — Boldrewood: 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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