Definition of he who lives by the sword dies by the sword in English:

he who lives by the sword dies by the sword

phrase

proverb
  • Those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves.

    • ‘It was said long ago that he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’
    • ‘Clarence does not get away with murder - he who lives by the sword dies by the sword - and Alabama, one of life's victims at the beginning of the movie is at the end, once again, a victim cast away on the unpredictable seas of life.’
    • ‘As the old adage goes, he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’
    • ‘Raimondo interrupts the standoff, reminding them of God's law that he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’
    • ‘He paused and added, ‘But he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’’