Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
For I give you good teaching; do not give up the knowledge you are getting from me.
For I was a son to my father, a gentle and an only one to my mother.
And he gave me teaching, saying to me, Keep my words in your heart; keep my rules so that you may have life:
Get wisdom, get true knowledge; keep it in memory, do not be turned away from the words of my mouth.
Do not give her up, and she will keep you; give her your love, and she will make you safe.