Be quiet,a and I will speak. Let whatever comes happen to me.
Why do I put myself at riskb and take my life in my own hands?
Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him.c I will still defend my ways before Him.d16
Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.
Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration [ring] in your ears.
Now then, I have prepared [my] case; I know that I am right.
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.
Only grant [these] two things to me, [God], so that I will not have to hide from Your presence:
remove Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me.
Then call, and I will answer, or I will speak, and You can respond to me.e23
How many iniquities and sins have I committed?f Reveal to me my transgression and sin.g