10 You were secure in your wickedness;
you said, ‘No one sees me.’(A)
Your wisdom and knowledge
led you astray.
You said to yourself,
‘I exist, and there is no one else.’
11 But disaster will happen to you;
you will not know how to avert it.
And it will fall on you,
but you will be unable to ward it off.[a]
Devastation will happen to you suddenly
and unexpectedly.(B)
12 So take your stand with your spells
and your many sorceries,
which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.
Perhaps you will be able to succeed;
perhaps you will inspire terror!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:11 Or to atone for it

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