"Will not 1His majesty terrify you, And the dread of Him fall on you?
"Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.
"2Be silent before me so that I may speak; Then let come on me what may.
"Why should I take my flesh in my teeth And 3put my life in my hands?
"4Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I 5will argue my ways before Him.
"This also will be my 6salvation, For 7a godless man may not come before His presence.
"Listen carefully to my speech, And let my declaration fill your ears.
"Behold now, I have 8prepared my case; I know that 9I will be vindicated.
"10Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and 11die.
"Only two things do not do to me, Then I will not hide from Your face:
12Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.