"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
"Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
The proverbs of Solomon A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
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