He Who Lives by the Sword
This phrase in full reads "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword." This proverb essentially means that those who live by violence will die by violence.

This line is spoken in an Ancient Greek play by Aeschylus in 485 BC. The play, Agamemnon, has Agamemnon's wife, Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae, saying "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".

Matthew 26:52 reads "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword".

Use Example - Reading the news about recent gang members' deaths, John said: "It's sad but not surprising. After all, those who live by the sword."

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