Where Does the Bible Talk About Reaping What You Sow?

Where Does the Bible Talk About Reaping What You Sow?

The Bible uses the common expression, "you reap what you sow" in a number of different instances throughout the Old and New Testaments, including Galatians 6:7, 2 Corinthians 9:6, and Job 4:8, among others. The phrase is sometimes stated directly, such as in Galatians 6:7, while at other times it is implied, such as in Job 4:8 where Job's friend says, "Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same."

The expression is further developed into a moral theology by Jesus. For example, Jesus says in Luke 6:38 and Mark 4:24 that people will be judged by God with the same standards by which they judged others.