Hear, children, fatherly instruction; pay attention to gain understanding.
I'll teach you well. Don't abandon my instruction.
When I was a son to my father, tender and my mother's favorite,
he taught me and said to me: "Let your heart hold on to my words: Keep my commands and live.
Get wisdom; get understanding. Don't forget and don't turn away from my words.
Don't abandon her, and she will guard you. Love her, and she will protect you.
The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! Get understanding before anything else.
Highly esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will honor you if you embrace her.
She will place a graceful wreath on your head; she will give you a glorious crown."