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I'm trying to say this in Japanese: "Woe be to those who near the swamp."

I wasn't really sure how to go about this, but I came up with this:

それらのための災いは誰が沼に行きます

Woe for those who go to the swamp.

Is this correct at all? I'm very unsure about this sentence. Perhaps there's a better way of saying this?

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I'd say something more like 沼に近寄る者は不幸である. –  istrasci Jul 27 at 22:48
    
Thank you, that does make much more sense! –  jacezzz Jul 27 at 23:03
    
Perhaps: 「沼に近づく人々に災いがあるように」。 –  user312440 Jul 27 at 23:08

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To match the tone of "woe" and the slightly older sounding English of the original, why not?

沼地に近寄る者に災いあれ

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それらのための災いは誰が沼に行きます

Is, I'm sorry to say, mostly nonsensical: "disasters for the benefit of those, who goes to the swamp?"

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