Hear, my'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 unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you , and testifying,
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;
My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:
My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman:
Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them .