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."
Listen, my son, and take in my speech, then the years of your life will be many.
I teach you the path of wisdom. I lead you in straight courses.
When you walk, you won't be hindered; when you run, you won't stumble.
Hold on to instruction; don't slack off; protect it, for it is your life.
Don't go on the way of the wicked; don't walk on the path of evil people.