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Wages of Sin (The)

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To carn 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 youʹll come to earn the wages of sin.”—Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms, ii.


“The wages of sin is death.”—Rom. vi. 23.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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