4 fHear, O sons, a father’s instruction,
2 for I give you good hprecepts;
do not forsake my teaching.
4 he ktaught me and said to me,
l“Let your heart hold fast my words;
mkeep my commandments, and live.
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
olove her, and she will guard you.
7 pThe beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get ginsight.
9 She will place on your head sa graceful garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”
that uthe years of your life may be many.