“So now, hear this, you sensual one,
Who sits securely,
Who says in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one besides me.
I will not sit as a widow,
Nor know loss of children.’ 9
But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day:
Loss of children and widowhood.
They will come on you in full measure
In spite of your many sorceries,
In spite of the great might of your spells. 10
You felt secure in your evil and said,
‘No one sees me,’
Your wisdom and your knowledge have turned you astray;
So you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’ 11
But evil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm away;
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And destruction about which you do not know
Will come on you suddenly.