Be quiet and give me a chance to speak, and let the results be what they will.
I am ready to risk my life.
I've lost all hope, so what if God kills me? I am going to state my case to him.
It may even be that my boldness will save me, since no wicked person would dare to face God.
Now listen to my words of explanation.
I am ready to state my case, because I know I am in the right.
Are you coming to accuse me, God? If you do, I am ready to be silent and die.
Let me ask for two things; agree to them, and I will not try to hide from you:
stop punishing me, and don't crush me with terror.
Speak first, O God, and I will answer. Or let me speak, and you answer me.
What are my sins? What wrongs have I done? What crimes am I charged with?