Proverbs 4:1-6 GW

1 Sons, listen to [your] father's discipline, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.
2 After all, I have taught you well. Do not abandon my teachings.
3 When I was a boy [learning] from my father, when I was a tender and only child of my mother,
4 they used to teach me and say to me, "Cling to my words wholeheartedly. Obey my commands so that you may live.
5 Acquire wisdom. Acquire understanding. Do not forget. Do not turn away from the words that I have spoken.
6 Do not abandon wisdom, and it will watch over you. Love wisdom, and it will protect you.