Modern English Version
10 For you have trusted in your wickedness;
you have said, “No one sees me”;
your wisdom and your knowledge have perverted you;
and you have said in your heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
11 Therefore, evil shall come upon you,
which you shall not know from where it rises.
And disaster shall fall upon you,
for which you shall not be able to atone.
And desolation shall come upon you suddenly,
which you shall not know.
12 Stand fast now with your enchantments,
and with the multitude of your sorceries
in which you have labored from your youth.
Perhaps you shall be able to profit,
perhaps you may cause trembling.
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.