"Let me have silence, and I will speak, and let come on me what may.
I will take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand.
Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope; yet I will defend my ways to his face.
This will be my salvation, that a godless man shall not come before him.
Listen carefully to my words, and let my declaration be in your ears.
Behold, I have prepared my case; I know that I shall be vindicated.
Who is there that will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.
Only grant two things to me, then I will not hide myself from thy face:
withdraw thy hand far from me, and let not dread of thee terrify me.
Then call, and I will answer; or let me speak, and do thou reply to me.
How many are my iniquities and my sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.