“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:14 Wherefore - And this may be a reason of his desire of liberty of speech, because he could hold his tongue no longer, but must needs tear himself to pieces, if he had not some vent for his grief. The phrase having his life in his hand, denotes a condition extremely dangerous.
13:17 Hear - He now comes more closely to his business, the foregoing verses being mostly in way of preface.