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10 You do evil things, but you feel safe
    and say, ‘No one sees what I do.’
Your wisdom and knowledge
    have fooled you.
You say to yourself,
    ‘I am God, and no one is equal to me.’
11 But troubles will come to you,
    and you will not know how to stop them.
Disaster will fall on you,
    and you will not be able to keep it away.
You will be destroyed quickly;
    you will not even see it coming.

12 “Keep on using your tricks
    and doing all your magic
    that you have used since you were young.
Maybe they will help you;
    maybe you will be able to scare someone.

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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.

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