New International Version
11 Disaster(A) 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(B) come upon you.
12 “Keep on, then, with your magic spells
and with your many sorceries,(C)
which you have labored at since childhood.
Perhaps you will succeed,
perhaps you will cause terror.
13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!(D)
Let your astrologers(E) come forward,
those stargazers who make predictions month by month,
let them save(F) you from what is coming upon you.
14 Surely they are like stubble;(G)
the fire(H) will burn them up.
They cannot even save themselves
from the power of the flame.(I)
These are not coals for warmth;
this is not a fire to sit by.
15 That is all they are to you—
these you have dealt with
and labored(J) with since childhood.
All of them go on in their error;
there is not one that can save(K) you.