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Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures,
    who sit securely,
who say in your heart,
    “I am, and there is no one besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow
    or know the loss of children”:
These two things shall come to you
    in a moment, in one day;
the loss of children and widowhood
    shall come upon you in full measure,
in spite of your many sorceries
    and the great power of your enchantments.

10 You felt secure in your wickedness,
    you said, “No one sees me”;
your wisdom and your knowledge
    led you astray,
and you said in your heart,
    “I am, and there is no one besides me.”

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“Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure,
    lounging in your security(A)
and saying to yourself,
    ‘I am, and there is none besides me.(B)
I will never be a widow(C)
    or suffer the loss of children.’
Both of these will overtake you
    in a moment,(D) on a single day:
    loss of children(E) and widowhood.(F)
They will come upon you in full measure,
    in spite of your many sorceries(G)
    and all your potent spells.(H)
10 You have trusted(I) in your wickedness
    and have said, ‘No one sees me.’(J)
Your wisdom(K) and knowledge mislead(L) you
    when you say to yourself,
    ‘I am, and there is none besides me.’

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