Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.
Give attention to the good man, and take note of the upright; because the end of that man is peace.
Who is able to take the measure of the dust of Jacob or the number of the thousands of Israel? May my death be the death of the upright and my last end like his!
Who gave you manna for your food in the waste land, a food which your fathers had never seen; so that your pride might be broken and your hearts tested for your good in the end;
My son, give ear to the training of your father, and do not give up the teaching of your mother:
My son, if you will take my words to your heart, storing up my laws in your mind;
Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
Happy is the man who gives ear to me, watching at my doors day by day, keeping his place by the pillars of my house.
The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.