Be quiet, because I want to speak. Let whatever may happen to me [happen]!
I am biting off more than I can chew and taking my life in my own hands.
If God would kill me, I would have no hope [left]. Nevertheless, I will defend my behavior to his face.
This also will be my salvation because no godless person could face him.
"Listen carefully to my words. Hear my declaration.
I have prepared my case. I know that I will be declared righteous.
Who can make a case against me? If someone could, I'd be silent and die.
"Please don't do two things to me so that I won't have to hide from you:
Stop oppressing me. Don't let your terror frighten me.
Then call, and I'll answer. Otherwise, I'll speak, and you'll answer me.
How many crimes and sins have I committed? Make me aware of my disobedience and my sin.