1 My children,* listen when your father corrects you.
Pay attention and learn good judgment,
Don’t turn away from my instructions.
tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.
“Take my words to heart.
Follow my commands, and you will live.
Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
Love her, and she will guard you.
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
Embrace her, and she will honor you.
she will present you with a beautiful crown.”
10 My child,* listen to me and do as I say,
and you will have a long, good life.
and lead you in straight paths.
when you run, you won’t stumble.
Guard them, for they are the key to life.
and don’t follow the path of evildoers.
Turn away and keep moving.
They can’t rest until they’ve caused someone to stumble.
and drink the wine of violence!
which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
Listen carefully to my words.
Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
and healing to their whole body.
for it determines the course of your life.
stay away from corrupt speech.
and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
stay on the safe path.
keep your feet from following evil.
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