Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright;
For the man of peace will have a posterity.
“Who can count the dust of Jacob,
Or number the fourth part of Israel?
Let me die the death of the upright,
And let my end be like his!”
In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end.
“Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern their future!
So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father,
And give attention that you may gain understanding,
“Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.