There is no peace for the wicked

We use this half-humorously when called upon to carry out some unwelcome task.

‘George,’ said his wife, ‘we want some more coal in from the shed. The scuttle’s empty.’

‘There’s no peace for th wicked, ‘ he murmured, laying the newspaper a side and rising to his feet.

The source is Isaiah, xlviii, 22: ‘There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.’