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