Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Come, ye children, hearken to me. I will teach you the fear of LORD.
just as ye know, as each one of you as a father of his own children, imploring you, and comforting,
My son, if thou will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with thee,
My son, attend to my wisdom. Incline thine ear to my understanding,
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and do not forsake the law of thy mother.
Say to wisdom, Thou are my sister, and call understanding [thy] kinswoman,
Now therefore, ye sons, hearken to me. For blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou may be wise in thy latter end.
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.
Because of this we ought to give more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest we might slip away.