Job wants to plead his case before God (Job 13:13-13:16)

“Let me have silence!

I will speak.

Let come on me what may happen!

I will take my flesh in my teeth.

I will put my life in my hand.

See!

He will kill me.

I have no hope.

Yet I will defend my ways to his face.

This will be my salvation.

A godless man shall not come before him.”

Job wanted silence. He wanted to speak, regardless of the outcome. He was willing to put his life on the line even suffer death. He realized that he had no hope. Yet he felt that he had to defend his life and ways to the face of God. That was his only salvation. He was not a godless man coming before God, just the opposite.