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