12 Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
13 "Hold your peace; let me alone that I may speak, and let come on me what will.
14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him; but I will argue mine own ways before Him.
16 He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite shall not come before Him.
17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
18 Behold now, I have prepared my cause; I know that I shall be justified.
19 Who is he that will plead with me? For now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
20 "Only do not two things unto me; then will I not hide myself from Thee:
21 Withdraw Thine hand far from me, and let not Thy dread make me afraid.
22 Then call Thou, and I will answer; or let me speak, and answer Thou me.