10 In your wickedness you thought you were immune,
so hidden away that no one could find your faults.
But your version of wisdom and knowledge were your undoing; you thought,
“No one exists in the world of any consequence except me.”
11 Evil will break upon you full force.
You won’t be able to hold it off or charm it away.
Disaster will fall and, even with all your wealth, you won’t stand a chance.
There’s no way to know what is coming; all of a sudden,
It will ruin all that you have and all that you are.
12 But keep trying your spells;
your magic and charms have brought you this far.
Maybe they’ll help in some way. Maybe they’ll incite fear.
New International Version
10 You have trusted(A) in your wickedness
and have said, ‘No one sees me.’(B)
Your wisdom(C) and knowledge mislead(D) you
when you say to yourself,
‘I am, and there is none besides me.’
11 Disaster(E) will come upon you,
and you will not know how to conjure it away.
A calamity will fall upon you
that you cannot ward off with a ransom;
a catastrophe you cannot foresee
will suddenly(F) come upon you.
12 “Keep on, then, with your magic spells
and with your many sorceries,(G)
which you have labored at since childhood.
Perhaps you will succeed,
perhaps you will cause terror.