Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know intelligence; a2
for I give you good doctrine: forsake ye not my law. b3
For I was a son unto my father, tender and an only one in the sight of my mother.
And he taught me, and said unto me, Let thy heart retain my words; keep my commandments and live.
Get wisdom, get intelligence: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall keep thee; love her, and she shall preserve thee.