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.”
“The wages of sin is death.”- Rom. vi. 23.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894