Proverbs 4:1-9 - The Father's Wisdom

1 Hearken, ye sons, unto the chastening of the father, and pay attention that ye might know understanding. 2 For I give you good doctrine; do not forsake my law. 3 For I was my father's son, tender and unique in the sight of my mother. 4 He taught me and said unto me, Sustain thine heart with my words; keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee; love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Grow in wisdom, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour when thou hast embraced her. 9 She shall give to thine head an increase of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.