4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline, s
and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,
2 for I am giving you good instruction. t
Don’t abandon my teaching.
tender and precious to my mother,
“Your heart must hold on to my words.
Keep my commands and live. u
5 Get wisdom, get understanding; v
don’t forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.
love her, w and she will guard you.
And whatever else you get, get understanding. x
if you embrace her, she will honor you. y
she will give you a crown of beauty.” z
10 Listen, my son. Accept my words, a
and you will live many years. b