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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.