Proverbs 4:3-13 ESV

3 When I was a son with my father, 1tender, 2the only one in the sight of my mother,

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4 he 3taught me and said to me, 4"Let your heart hold fast my words; 5keep my commandments, and live.

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5 6Get wisdom; get 7insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

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      6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; 8love her, and she will guard you.

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      7 9The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get 10insight.

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          8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will 11honor you 12if you embrace her.

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          9 She will place on your head 13a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown."

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          10 14Hear, 15my son, and accept my words, that 16the years of your life may be many.

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              11 I have 17taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.

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              12 When you walk, 18your step will not be hampered, and 19if you run, you will not stumble.

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              13 20Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your 21life.

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