Isaiah 57:20

“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast vp myre and dirt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the wicked are like the tossing sea, For it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the evil-doers are like the troubled sea, for which there is no rest, and its waters send up earth and waste.
- Basic English Bible

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, which cannot rest, and whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
- Darby Bible

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
- Webster's Bible

But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it can't rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.
- World English Bible

And the wicked [are] as the driven out sea, For to rest it is not able, And its waters cast out filth and mire.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the wicked are like the troubled sea; for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 57:20


57:20 Cast up - Their minds are restless, being perpetually hurried with their own lusts and passions, and with guilt, and the dread of the divine vengeance.


Discussion for Isaiah 57:20

  • Isa 57 20 and Rev 21 1 paints a picture of the Kingdom ruled by the One Who will give peace to the world, without troublesome sinners around.
  • I think that when a person is wicked, he or she is trouble to others,and foremost to themselves. We are digging a grave for ourselves by choosing to be wicked
  • Christopher for verse 20
    To me I will say that when someone has made up his or her mind to always be doing evil that person will never be at rest.

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