“Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,
For blessed are they who keep my ways.
How blessed are those whose way is blameless,
Who walk in the law of the Lord.
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
A Song of Ascents.
How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Now then, my sons, listen to me
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me,
And pay attention to the words of my mouth.