"Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries,1 which you have labored at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror.
All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!2 Let your astrologers3 come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save4 you from what is coming upon you.
Surely they are like stubble;5 the fire6 will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame.7 Here are no coals to warm anyone; here is no fire to sit by.