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"No rest for the wicked", or "No peace for the wicked", is a phrase originating from the Book of Isaiah verses 48:22 and 57:20-21.

  • Book of Isaiah 48:22 " 'There is no peace,' says the Lord, 'for the wicked.' " [NIV]
  • Book of Isaiah 57:20 "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt."
  • Book of Isaiah 57:21 "There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked."

Its literal meaning can be taken as: "The wicked shall be tormented."

The phrase may also refer to:

In music:

In other uses:

  • No Rest for the Wicked (webcomic), a webcomic by Andrea L. Peterson
  • "Rest for the Wicked", the title of a level from the 1997 first-person shooter PC game, Blood
  • "No Rest for the Wicked", the finale of season 3 of the television show Supernatural
  • No Rest for the Wicked, an achievement in the game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men







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