The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
“This is the portion of a wicked man from God,
And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
His own iniquities will capture the wicked,
And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
He who sows iniquity will reap vanity,
And the rod of his fury will perish.
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web;
He who eats of their eggs dies,
And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,