DESERVING, participle present tense
1. Meriting; having a just claim to reward; justly meriting punishment.
2. Worthy of reward or praise; meritorious; possessed of good qualities that entitle to approbation; as a deserving officer.
DESERVING, noun The act of meriting; desert; merit.
If ye have done to him according to the deserving of his hands. Judges 9:16.