Listen, children, to a father's instruction; pay attention, in order to gain insight;
for I am giving you good advice; so don't abandon my teaching.
For I too was once a child to my father; and my mother, too, thought of me as her special darling.
He too taught me; he said to me, "Let your heart treasure my words; keep my commands, and live;
gain wisdom, gain insight; don't forget or turn from the words I am saying.
Don't abandon [wisdom]; then she will preserve you; love her, and she will protect you.