Probably because the wicked have to remain one step ahead of everyone else to not get caught.
singular vs. plural bub
the world is large enough that the wicked (plural) are ALWAYS plotting, planning and wreaking havoc.
rest easy and do a deep dive on the next subject you write about
bingo! we always have to be on guard.
How would you know?
Do you live the lives of the wicked? Do you know their struggles? They might be good at hiding them. How do you know who is wicked? How?
In FACT, the wicked are good, damn good, at what they do. You probably would never know they're wicked. Wicked people decieve, and they believe deception is a fine art that should be practiced and perfected. How the heck would you know who is wicked and whether or not they rest?
But how do you know if they rest? Do you feel their pain? They might hide it better than others. It doesn't mean they don't experience it. "Wicked" people struggle just as we or anyone else does. They might not be able to recognize it, or maybe they do. Who knows? You aren't in their shoes. You cant assume you know
Then they are not doing it right.
They're not talking here on Earth, they're talking in Hell, there is not rest for the wicked.
Well yeh,but after this break they are DEFINITELY having no more.
They continue to haunt their victims even in sleep. So technically they're always hurting someone, physically or not physically present makes no difference.
It's a platitude, used to modify behavior.
Because there is the vast majority of people who think they are wicked when they really aren't.
No idea... and I've used it o.0